After a year of hard work we are proud to report that Tally Koren championed co-existence in the Middle East at a special interfaith event – “Vision of Hope” at the House of Lords. The initiative pioneered by Tally, to inspire young people to become involved in the peace process through poetry, took place on Monday 20 November 2017.

Tally’s vision for peace and reconciliation came alive in the historic River Room and welcomed the diversity of its attendees representing different cultures, faiths and backgrounds. With a strong message of hope received from inspiring speeches made by leading spiritual speakers, including the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, Rabbi David Rosen CBE, Imam Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra, Baroness Blood and Lord Robin Eames OM who hosted the event.

The climax of the event took place when Koren revealed the winners of the 2017 National Schools Poetry Competition, with the theme of Peace, launched by Koren earlier this year. The poems were judged by the renowned singer-songwriter Katie Melua, Don Black and the Chairman of The Blake Society Tim Heath and Tally Koren.