The Good Summit Conference 2018

The Good Summit Conference 2018

19th October 2018 Off By Louise O'Conor

Trinity College, Dublin

We’re honoured and delighted to be joining an incredible line-up of speakers at The Good Summit in Trinity College Dublin next week. Such an incredible story and important topic.

The Good Summit Story

Somewhere in the historic annals of Trinity College Dublin’s House 27, c.2014, a bright young energetic and enigmatic Amr Dawood burst through the door of the Methodist Chaplain, the older, almost as energetic, and possibly more enigmatic Julian (Jools) Hamilton. He came in as a leader in the Trinity Muslim society asking the Christian chaplain for help with a charity auction during Ramadan. An immediate friendship was born that crossed perceived barriers of race, religion, ethnicity and age, and led them to a deep appreciation and respect for each other.

Their friendship was strengthened when after the horrific attacks in Paris 2015, Amr & Jools were invited by the Students Union of Trinity to jointly address a peace vigil in the vast front square. In front of over 500 students holding candles to disperse the darkness in the creeping winter, they jointly called on people to remember victims and overcome the darkness. Together they called for a better world.

After that evening was over, Jools and Amr conspired dreams of a better world, and then decided they had no choice – they had a responsibility to make positive change real.

And The Good Summit was born

And the journey toward The Good Summit was born.

Amr & Jools passionately believe that change is possible, and that humanity can do better. Goodness is not an automatic response, it takes work, it takes effort, it takes partnership and sweat … but it is worth it.

Together they spawned the dream and invited others – much more experienced than them – to join the adventure of getting people together who wanted to see the world work differently. The arenas of social enterprise and corporate responsibility provide the natural realms where people can be inspired to think and act differently – and the dream of The Good Summit, is that in small ways, you can form habits and working practices that help to make this world a more just and fair place for us all.

Full details of the event can be found here: The Good Summit Conference