Friday, 21 September 2007

I spent the morning with Terry Waite who had joined us to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace, 21 September 2007...

We had arranged a Respect for All Faiths Conference and invited Terry as the main speaker.

The conference was chaired by Mohammed Kamran, Chair of the Muslim Youth Council here in Leeds. He is an amazing young man who talked confidently and positively about peace, respect and difference. Terry Waite talked, with great authority and passion, to the audience of young people and key stakholders and partners about peace, understanding, faith and respect. The highlight of the morning, however, was the performance by children from Hugh Gaitskell Primary School led by their teacher and coach Colin Trenholme... they were brilliant!

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