Middle Eastern


and Peace



Between 3500-4000 people attended the events in this year's MESP.

See the invitation to the 2006  Festival and give us feedback on this year's event.

From Monday 14 February – Sunday 6 March 2005 the 2nd Annual Edinburgh Festival of Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace brought together artists, scholars, grassroots spiritual activists, and speakers from the Sufi, Druze, Baha’i, Ismaili, Zoroastrian and other lesser known spiritual traditions, in addition to representatives of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

A special guest of this festival was Melkite Priest Fr. Elias Chacour from Galilee, Israel, who has been thrice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Additional speakers, artists and presenters included Rabbis Arthur Waskow and Phyllis Berman, Latif Bolat, Neil Douglas-Klotz, Eliyahu McClean and Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bukhari.The Festival was again jointly organized by the Edinburgh International Centre for World Spiritualities, EICWS, and the Edinburgh Institute for Advanced Learning, EIAL, and with the support of many other organizations.

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