Distinguished Vijay Mehta to speak at inaugural Oldham Peace Day Lecture

PEACE Activist Vijay Mehta will be the guest of honour and speaker at the inaugural Oldham Peace Day Lecture on Thursday, September 21.

Vijay Mehta

The Oldham Pledge to Peace Forum, in conjunction with Oldham Library Service and Oldham Council, is hosting the free event on the UN International Day of Peace at 6pm at Oldham Library.

The distinguished speaker Vijay Mehta is founder and Chair of Uniting for Peace, and he will be speaking on the subject ‘Peace is Possible’.

The Sunday Times has described him as a “longstanding activist for peace, development, human rights and the environment, who along with his daughter Renu Mehta has set a precedent for striving to change the world”.

In his lecture, Vijay Mehta will explore that the world today is more unstable than the height of the Cold War, and how wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and Syria have made the world a more dangerous place.

The ‘War on Terror’ has not succeeded and its escalation has displaced more people worldwide now than any time in history.

The rise of populism, nationalism and racism, has resulted in Trumpism, Brexit and formation of the right wing parties across Europe.

He will explore how to counteract the onslaught of the culture of militarism and what actions we need to take for building a just, peaceful and sustainable world.

Vijay Mehta will also be signing copies of his latest book, ‘Peace Beyond Borders’, and signing the Pledge to Peace.

Attend the free inaugural Oldham Peace Day Lecture on Thursday, September 21 at 6pm at The Performance Space, Oldham Library, Greaves Street, Oldham OL1 1AL.

Find out more about the Oldham Pledge to Peace forum and their events on their Facebook page.

 

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