The interfaith committee has organised a talk by Reverend Andrew Ashdown from Southampton to come and talk to us about Syria
Revd Andrew Ashdown is an Anglican priest in the Winchester Diocese who has been visiting and leading groups to the Middle East for over 20 years.
He visited Syria several times prior to the conflict and is one of the few non-journalists to have travelled extensively in the country four times in the last 2 years, both as a member of international faith delegations and independently. He has spent time with ordinary Sunni, Shia, Alawite, Christian, Druze and Kurds; met with faith and community leaders in Damascus, Homs, Tartous, Lattakia and met with reconciliation committees in Homs and elsewhere.
He has also met with government and internal opposition figures; and visited refugee camps at Yarmouk, and in Lebanon and Iraq.
In November, he spent a few days at a monastery just a few kilometres from ‘ISIS’ lines, and he was most recently in Syria last month.
The programme will be held InshAllah on Saturday 22nd October commencing with namaz at 6 pm and there will also be Question and Answers at the end.