Archbishop of Canterbury endorses Invest in Peace initiative at meeting with Board of Deputies President
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl today jointly endorsed the Invest in Peace initiative – which brings together churches and synagogues across Britain to support Israeli-Palestinian peacebuilding – at a meeting at Lambeth Palace,
Invest in Peace events will be held around the country in Cardiff, Birmingham, Bristol, Oxford, Bushey, Woodford and St Albans over the next two weeks.
The evenings, jointly hosted by the Board of Deputies and Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, will feature two young peace activists – one Israeli and one Palestinian – telling their stories of growing up amid the conflict, their experiences and their hopes for a future of co-existence.
During today’s meeting, Marie also thanked the Archbishop for the Church of England’s moral leadership in adopting IHRA definition of antisemitism.