Sun, 23 Feb|
Aaiotanga Peace Place
Peacemaking in Iraqi Kurdistan - Rebecca Dowling shares her work
Come hear the inspiring stories of a young woman working in Iraqi Kurdistan, supporting the victims of conflict towards non-violent solution in a multi-faith context. Faceboook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/186539595870779
Time & Location
23 Feb 2020, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Aaiotanga Peace Place, 22 Emily Place, Auckland City Centre, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
About the Event
Iraqi Kurdistan is considered one of the most stable regions within the Middle East. Home to Yezidis, Christians, Muslims and Zoroastrians, over one third of the population is now made up of IDPs and Refugees fleeing the conflicts in Syria, Southern Iraq, and the Turkish and Iranian governments. Now, the current threat of war between Iran and the USA is once again likely to take a heavy toll on the people there.
Rebekah Dowling currently lives and works in Kurdistan with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT), a multi-faith organisation that seeks to create a world of communities that together embrace the diversity of the human family and live justly and peaceably with all creation.
She has worked with local activists on human rights issues, such as freedom of the press and arbitrary imprisonment, and accompanied villages that are being bombed by Iran and Turkey. A large part of her work is amplifying the voices off these people and working with partners towards non-violent solutions to the conflicts.