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The Possibility of Reconciliation: People and Politics

The Possibility of Reconciliation: People and Politics

In the 2020 Una O’Higgins O’Malley Webinar, peacebuilder Jo Berry shared her personal journey of reconciliation following the violent loss of her father, Sir Anthony Berry, who died in the IRA Brighton bombing of 1984. This year’s event, the third in Glencree’s annual lecture series, was hosted online due to restrictions of Covid-19 and attracted over 190 guests from across Ireland, Britain, mainland Europe, the U.S. and Africa. Jo’s difficult and painful journey of healing and reconciliation led her to…

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Reimagining Victory

Reimagining Victory

Jo Berry and Patrick Magee were interviewed last year by Neil Bartlett for the powerful event, 24 Hours of Peace. Now, an extract of the dramatic adaptation of the interview will feature as part of Reimagining Victory, a new online exhibition for Imperial War Museum launching today, 30th June 2020: Neil Bartlett, the creator of 24 hours of peace writes to them: ” I’ve had a great time re-visiting the tapes of 24 HOURS OF PEACE to create this little…

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Conversation: Breakthrough or Breakdown? Visions for a Different Future

Conversation: Breakthrough or Breakdown? Visions for a Different Future

A Conversation with Scilla Ellworthy, Jo Berry and Liz Rivers, facilitated by John Sturrock by Core Solutions and Collaborative Scotland Wed, July 8, 2020 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM BST “If success or failure of this planet and of human beings depended on how I am and what I do … HOW WOULD I BE? WHAT WOULD I DO? …” Buckminster Fuller Breakthrough or Breakdown? We are at a crucial point in society: How each of us chooses to act at…

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Building a Stronger Britain Together

Building a Stronger Britain Together

Jo Berry with some students at Langdon Park School which is one of the  schools we will be working in. New Funding Building Bridges is thrilled to have received funding to work in school in Tower Hamlets. The project will be carried out in schools, ‘Schools partnership for empathy based mutual respect’. As well as being deliver the work we love to do we are now part of a network of others countering extremism. We are providing a positive alternative to…

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Talk in Leeds

Talk in Leeds

Discussion: Building Bridges for Peace with Jo Berry and Patrick Magee November 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm £4 – £5In 1984, the IRA bombed the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton, killing five people, including Jo Berry’s father. Pat Magee was later imprisoned for planting the bomb. In an incredible feat of human forgiveness and reconciliation, they now work together to promote peace and conflict resolution throughout the world. This powerful talk is part of a series of events at Left…

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Splash for Peace

Splash for Peace

We need your help right away to prepare for our splash of autumn activity which will build our impact: • getting a book and a film about empathy as the route to peace out in the world • helping vulnerable young people in this country stand up to radicalisation • attending gatherings to influence leaders seeking better approaches to securing peace around the world Promoting more widely We have a publisher interested in Jo’s story and we are very keen…

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Greenbelt Festival

Greenbelt Festival

Acts of Imagination Jo Berry and Patrick Magee to speak at Greenbelt Festival on Monday the 27th of August.  Beyond forgiveness: the supreme act of imagination When Jo Berry’s father, the MP Sir Anthony Berry, was killed in the IRA Brighton Bombing in 1984, little did she imagine that she would one day meet and then become friends with Pat Magee, the man who planted that bomb. But today, Jo and Pat work together to promote peace and help people…

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Addressing Europe’s Unfinished Business – Tools for Changemakers

Addressing Europe’s Unfinished Business – Tools for Changemakers

Jo Berry is returning for the third year to Caux in Switzerland to contribute to the conference. Addressing Europe’s Unfinished Business from July 23-27 Europe continues to experience polarization within and between communities. These communities need to take responsibility for their actions and promote hopeful initiatives. The Initiatives of Change (IofC) model of change, starting with oneself, can play a significant role in rebuilding agencyand hope at the individual and collective level. What simple steps can we take to make a…

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College of Mediators Annual Conference

College of Mediators Annual Conference

Jo Berry and Patrick Magee speaking at the Annual Conference 2018 The College of Mediators is delighted to announce details of its 2018 annual conference. This event will take place at Regent’s University in Regent’s Park, London on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th June 2018. Those of you familiar with this beautiful park will know what a wonderful location it is for our get-together. We are excited to present a two-day programme this year, which gives us more time to…

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Normandy World Peace Forum

Normandy World Peace Forum

Normandie pour la Paix / Normandy for Peace Jo Berry is honoured to be  asked to speak and contribute to the first Normandy World Peace form. Just as Davos is now the primary venue for discussing major economic matters, Normandy intends to become the place where figures from across the globe (leaders, experts, and civil society) come together to discuss geopolitics and international security. Legitimised by its history, Normandy’s ambition today as a region is to be recognised as a driving…

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