Statement: Mother Agnes and the International Anti-war Conference on 30 November 2013

Stop the War Coalition .

Over the last few days a campaign has developed over the invitation we extended to Mother Agnes -- a nun from Syria, who leads a campaign called Mussalaha (Reconciliation) -- to speak in London at the International Anti-War Conference on 30 November organised by Stop the War Coalition.

Mother Agnes has now withdrawn from speaking at the conference.

In inviting speakers to participate in its events, Stop the War has never sought to endorse all their views. We have always provided a platform for a diversity of opinions within a broad anti-war perspective.

We hope that we can now build the conference as a strong focus for opposition to war and imperialism.

Mother Agnes has issued her own statement giving her reasons for withdrawing from the conference, here...

Full details of the conference are here...

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