Charterhouse Amnesty International Service

On 23 May, the Charterhouse Amnesty International group took to the pulpit for our School Chapel service, sharing powerful and emotive stories of the charity’s work around the world.

Amnesty International, founded in 1961, has seven million members worldwide, and campaigns for international acceptance and promotion of human rights. The Charterhouse branch thrives under the leadership of Mark Shepherd (Director of Music) and Gabriel Brown (Gownboys, Y11), with members from across the School community. The group works to raise both funds for, and awareness of, Amnesty’s amazing work.

The full text of the group’s Chapel service is available here: Chapel Service - PDF

Gabriel Brown, chair of the Charterhouse AI group, said, “It’s so important, in a privileged community like Charterhouse, that we do what we can for the wider world. Amnesty International’s programme of campaigns offers a great opportunity for Carthusians to engage with human rights violations across the globe, and play a small role in building a fairer future.”

Gabriel recently won an award in the UN Plural+ competition, and is pictured here speaking at the UN-organised London Migration Film Festival. He has ambitions to work in the human rights field after leaving Charterhouse.

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