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Happy New Year 2020 message

Happy New Year 2020 message

Happy New Year to all my dear friends who are from all over the world. Thank you for the incredible support and love which has touched me deeply and empowered me to do more in the world to help create peace. It has been a phenomenal year in which I have been blessed to work with many young people in schools, linked with amazing people in Northern Ireland, spoken at a world peace conference in south Korea, and so much…

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Towards a stronger Britain project report

Towards a stronger Britain project report

The Building a Stronger Britain Together (BSBT) programme supports civil society and community organisations who work to create more resilient communities, stand up to extremism in all its forms and offer vulnerable individuals a positive alternative, regardless of race, faith, sexuality, age and gender. The programme allows organisations that share these aims to bid for in-kind support and grant funding for specific programmes that deliver goals set out in the Counter Extremism Strategy. Building Bridges were successful in their bid…

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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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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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New Video and report of three events

New Video and report of three events

I spoke at three events in the last week of November and each has been amazing and powerful. ​The first event was ​R​ising 2016 held in Coventry Cathedral where there were speakers for two day​s, ​ the panel on violent extremism interest​ed​ me greatly and ​Lord​ ​Alderdic​e asked ​u​s all in challenging times to find new ways to live and engage with those we don’t like, how true. I saw a powerful film on Northern Ireland called ​’B​orn and ​R​eared​’​…

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Meaning Conference

Meaning Conference

Jo Berry is very happy to be a speaker and workshop facilitator at the Meaning Conference in Brighton Meaning is the annual gathering for people who believe business can and must be a force for positive change in our dynamic and volatile world. We are fellow travellers on a journey to discover new ways of working, living and organising that put humanity and planet above profit and growth. This year’s guest director is the journalist and broadcaster Paul Mason. In…

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Workshop in Ukraine

Workshop in Ukraine

Jo Berry was honoured to take part in a workshop in Eastern Ukraine with participants from Russia and Ukraine. This opportunity came from the extraordinary time at Global Youth Rising 2016 in Romania. She shared her story and then answered questions from the participants who were very interested in the process of transforming pain and how empathy can be a useful tool. As young people they were born into a hugely difficult complex situation yet were there to explore how…

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Jo Berry and Patrick Magee spoke to the Scarriff Foroige Youth Club

Jo Berry and Patrick Magee spoke to the Scarriff Foroige Youth Club

Jo Berry and Patrick Magee spoke to the Scarriff Foroige Youth Club as part of the Scariff Festival in Country Clare, Ireland. Tracey Doyle, the youth leader, wrote after, ‘It was an absolute pleasure to meet you both and listen to your story. Our members are carrying on the valuable conversation that was started during your workshop. I hope that they continue on to make the world a better place and continue to be ambassadors for peace and resolution following…

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Belfast Interface Project

Belfast Interface Project

Feedback from our work with Belfast Interface Project Over the period 2013 / 2014 Belfast Interface Project secured funding from N.I. Community Relations Council to deliver a program entitled ‘Past and Present’ which would involve a number of workshops / discussions to local communities in Belfast. These dialogue sessions would explore their experiences in reconciliation and dealing with the past. This project brought a lot of people but particularly victims and survivors together to experience a post conflict journey within…

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Workshop on Empathy

Workshop on Empathy

We were very happy to contribute to a 5 day programme looking at the Empathy Dynamics in Conflict Transformation. The project was the inspiration of Dr Lynne Cameron who is a Professor in Linguistics and analysed the metaphor in our language back in 2002. She started a project ‘Living with Uncertainty- Metaphor and the Dynamics of Empathy in Discourse’ in 2006 and now partners with Birmingham-based NGO Responding to Conflict. The workshop was part of a ongoing project to create…

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