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Simon Hughes MP, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Conflict Issues


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Archbishop Desmond Tutu


News flash Jo Berry is to attend a google ideas summit against Violent Extremism. Fifty former violent extremists, including neo-Nazis, Islamic fundamentalists and drugs gang members, are to attend a summit in Dublin co-hosted by Google's new "think/do tank", Google Ideas.

The technology company has teamed up with the US think tank Council on Foreign Relations to hold the "Summit Against Violent Extremism" from June 26th to 29th.

Victims of terrorism, diplomats, academics, civil society organizations and the private sector will take part in the summit, which aims to generate new and innovative ways to address the threat posed by radicalization.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jamie-smyth/former-violent-extremists_b_838645.html

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