The Refugee Crisis Then and Now

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Date(s) - 13 November
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The West London Synagogue, together with the Council of Christians and Jews and CCJ Central London Branch, invites you to “The Refugee Crisis Then and Now”.

Barbara Winton, daughter and biographer of Sir Nicholas Winton and refugee rights campaigner, will provide the keynote address. A response will be provided by Professor Tony Kushner, Professor of the History of Jewish/non Jewish Relations in the Parkes Institute and Department of History at the University of Southampton. The evening’s lecture will be chaired by Bishop Michael Ipgrave, CCJ Chair and the Bishop of Lichfield.

The event features the travelling exhibition: James Parkes and the age of intolerance. Reverend Dr James Parkes (1896 – 1981) was one of the most remarkable figures within twentieth-century Christianity. Yet, since his death in 1981, he has largely been forgotten by the church, by Jews, and by British society as a whole. The exhibition has been curated by Chad McDonald. The South, West, and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (Arts and Humanities Research Council) have generously funded the creation of this exhibition.

The event is free, but all attendees must RSVP to secure their place. To do so, please email Paola.Churchill@wls.org.uk or telephone 0207 535 0255.

Location:  West London Synagogue, 33 Seymour Place, Marylebone, London W1H 5AU