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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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Jay Ramsay writes a poem about Jo Berry and Patrick Magee

Jay Ramsay writes a poem about Jo Berry and Patrick Magee

  FOR JO BERRY (and Patrick Magee) The world will be saved by women in the West —H.H. The Dalai Lama All Posts He killed your father, but you forgave him. How did you do that ? How could he do that ?   The question searing like the bomb-blast wreckage all your inner life gathering to this moment— these days of sleepless wondering.   You wondered, but you did not judge. Strange days in your broken heart held you…

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Documentary – Facing the Enemy

Documentary – Facing the Enemy

The documentary ‘Facing the Enemy’ is now on YouTube and is a powerful record of the first year of the meetings between Jo Berry and Patrick Magee. FACING THE ENEMY / EN – full movie 17 years later, Jo Tuffnell faces the man who took her father. Directed by Paul McGuigan, this 66-minute English documentary revolves around the healing jour… YOUTUBE.COM

THE CHALLENGE OF PEACE

THE CHALLENGE OF PEACE

The Global Peace Party Presents Peace is a Collaborative Response-Ability Jo Berry’s Story: Jo’s father was killed in the Brighton bombing in 1984. She tells how she needed to understand the roots of violence by meeting with Patrick McGee, the man from the IRA who planted the bomb. Jo and Patrick have travelled to many war zones around the world working their way in a dance of peace, sometimes with great opposition. Polly Higgins: Mobilising criminal law to protect people and planet….

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Ten Hour Piano Marathon

Ten Hour Piano Marathon

Join Nick Petts for a GREAT DAY OF MUSIC to raise money for our charity BUILDING BRIDGES FOR PEACE. On SATURDAY 1st JULY. At Selwood Academy, Berkley Rd, Frome BA11 2EF 11.00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m. SPONSOR NICK for each hour he plays – Every hour a different type of music Join the Day Long Party Come and Sing, bring instruments! Food & drink available all day We want to raise money for promoting peace and reconciliation through the inspiring…

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Corrymeela

Corrymeela

The Corrymeela Community is delighted to invite you to participate in our first annual Carafest which will take place over Easter Weekend 14–17 April 2017 at our stunning location in Ballycastle. Jo Berry and Patrick Magee are speaking twice during the weekend of the 14th to 17th April. Corrymeela has fifty years of experience working alongside fractured communities and groups who are finding their relationships difficult, as well as addressing relational, societal, structural and power dynamics. In the words of Corrymeela, ‘We…

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Conflict in Europe: Meeting the Challenge The International Institute for Restorative Practices Europe Conference

Conflict in Europe: Meeting the Challenge The International Institute for Restorative Practices Europe Conference

C General Information   9-10 May 2017 – Dublin, Ireland – “Conflict in Europe: Meeting the Challenge,” the IIRP’s Europe conference, will address significant issues manifesting in the current world climate. Leading practitioners and thinkers who are shaping the emerging social science of restorative practices will discuss radicalisation, migration and immigration, the disruptive impact of political movements, and sexual abuse and exploitation.   “A lot of things that were somewhat fixed in our society are becoming more fluid,” says IIRP…

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Sidcot Peace Festival

Sidcot Peace Festival

Jo Berry is a speaker at the festival of Peace on Sunday 18th of June at Sidcot school. The Centre for Peace and Global Studies at Sidcot School would like to invite you to our Festival of Peace on Sunday 18 June, with the title ‘Breaking waves: holding your course and having fun in turbulent times’. The theme of the day is a moving future; this came out of a discussion with our students, where they feel that the goals are always…

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