'Speed dialogue' reaches Downing Street

Jewish and Muslim students spearheaded a peace initiative around Downing Street on Sunday.

Eliana Zur Szpiro and Sabrina Mohammad led 40 Jews, Christians and Muslims aged between 18 and 25 who took to the Westminster streets to promote peaceful discussions on key religious and political issues.

The “speed dialogue” session, organised under the auspices of the Three Faiths Forum, covered topics such as identity, belief and citizenship. Hopes for peace penned by pupils visited by the forum’s educational wing were distributed to passers-by.

“We find that young people do want to enter into dialogue and when people get together there’s a real discussion of issues in depth,” said the forum’s education officer, Debbie Danon.

    Last updated: 1:56pm, April 23 2009