GUEST SPEAKER: FURQUAN GEHLEN from WORLD WITHOUT WAR
Is it possible to have a World Without War?
Furquan Gehlen works in the industrial automation industry as an Automation Engineer with a background in Electrical Control Systems. He has been a peace and social justice activist since 1985 and has recently furthered his education by completing a ‘Certificate in International Development’ from UBC in 2012 and completing a Master’s degree in Peacebuilding from Royal Roads University in 2016.
He is currently Co-Chair of the Vancouver chapter of Canadian Peace Initiative and is also on the board of GAMIP. From 2013 to 2019 he was the National Co-chair of Canadian Peace Initiative. He is currently chapter coordinator for World BEYOND War’s Metro Vancouver chapter and is focused on developing a culture of peace in Canada and around the world. He has also joined the board of Global Peace Alliance in Surrey. His passion is to make the world a better place by focusing on resolving problems at the root cause level and in a sustainable way. His goal is to have society progress so that war is no longer considered an acceptable activity for humans.
Born in Newcastle, England and living in the Metro Vancouver region since 1973, Furquan currently lives in North Delta with his wife and three children.
Please join us to learn more.
All are welcome to attend. Join us at 10 am for BYO coffee, tea, and socializing. At 10:30 am we start our presentation and discuss topics of interest to our members. Keep up to date with our current topics at http://bchumanist.ca
The BC Humanist Association was formed in 1984 and many of our members are not on Meetup. We have a regular attendance of about 30 people at our Sunday meetings (rather than the small number who RSVP on Meetup).
For more details on how to find the centre: http://www.bchumanist.ca/oakridge_seniors_centre