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40th anniversary of the Brighton Bomb

40th anniversary of the Brighton Bomb

Please support our events for the 40th anniversary by donating here. 40 years after Brighton Bomb – building bridges across the divide. PLEASE SUPPORT AND BE A PART OF AN INSPIRATIONAL year which will focus on shared humanity and compassion. In these divided times we will be spreading kindness and compassion world wide. concentrating on how to change from dehumanising to rehumanising, and how we move from blaming others to having unbounded empathy. Enhancing our crucial peace building work This…

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Kindness festival – 40 years of Building Bridges

Kindness festival – 40 years of Building Bridges

Time & Location 20 Mar 2024, 19:00 – 21:00 Frome Town Hall, Christchurch St W, Frome BA11 1EB, UK About The Event “I’m not an extraordinary person, but something extraordinary happened to me,” says Frome resident Jo Berry. After her father was killed in the Brighton bomb of 1984, Jo reached out to the ex-IRA combatant Patrick Magee who had planted it. Determined to avoid bitterness and blame, she’s been in an unprecedented dialogue with Patrick for the past 24…

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The Festival of Education

The Festival of Education

On July the 7th, Pat and Jo gave their first talk in person after a few years break. The response was amazing and the feedback and photos below capture the session very well. The title was ‘Making peace with the Enemy’, and the questions carried on after the talk was finished. Jo Berry and Pat Magee first met in 2000 in Dublin in a private house after his release from prison under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement. In 1984…

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New Trustee

New Trustee

We are very excited to be adding a new Trustee to our brilliant team. Saba Ali is a Global Leader on Gender Equity and Hate Crime and a lived experience speaker. In her words, ‘I believe we all deserve an opportunity to be loved, cared for, treated with dignity and given equal opportunities in the diverse world we live in today.’ Saba brings many unique attributes, outstanding skills and her shared passion for a peaceful world; we are very honoured to…

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Our work in schools during Covid.

Our work in schools during Covid.

We received  funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund to make a difference to young people living in communities affected by Covid 19. We impacted more than 1000 young people and 50 young people in ongoing smaller groups. The smaller groups were from a school in Tower Hamlets and other places were Manchester, Leeds, Gloucestershire, Cheshire, London and Birmingham. The workshops covered developing resilience and empathy, transforming anger, listening skills, self-care, self-esteem, resolving…

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Video of The Journey – 21 Years after the first meeting between Jo Berry and Pat Magee

Video of The Journey – 21 Years after the first meeting between Jo Berry and Pat Magee

We now have the video of the remarkable talk which happened on the 21st anniversary of the first meeting.   Twenty-one years ago, the inspirational Anne Gallagher, who sadly is no longer with us, hosted an extraordinary meeting at her home near Dublin. She had written: To heal the wounds of Northern Ireland, I believe you have to see humanity in the face of the enemy.’ This occasion was to illustrate her words. Sitting down together in her house over…

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Leeds Festival Of Kindness, Compassion & Wellbeing 10th – 16th OCTOBER 2021

Leeds Festival Of Kindness, Compassion & Wellbeing 10th – 16th OCTOBER 2021

Jo Berry is giving a keynote on the anniversary of the Brighton Bomb in person on the 12th of October. 12 October 09:30 – 17:30 KindEx is an exciting conference sharing inspiring ideas and stories about kindness, compassion and wellbeing. Join us live! About this event The first ever KindEx (Kindness Exchange) conference will take place on Tuesday the 12th of October at Leeds Civic Hall. It’s like a TEDx but with a focus on kindness, compassion and wellbeing. You’ll…

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International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace

Jo Berry  is joining a panel of  global peace builders on International Peace Day. Register on link below for the free event. Join us on September 21st — International Peace Day — from 1:00 – 2:30 PM EDT to meet and honor incredible peacemakers from all over the world who have suffered a tragic loss due to violence and conflict and have used the power of their pain to create a positive, meaningful change in the world. Speakers: • Jo…

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9/11 – 20 years on.

9/11 – 20 years on.

15 years ago Jo Berry was in USA with a very inspirational group, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows for a conference, Civilian Causalities, Civilian Solutions, and she says  it was a honour and a inspiration to be there for their 5th anniversary.  September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorro­ws is an organization founded by family members of those killed on September 11th who have united to turn our grief into action for peace. The participants for the conference came from…

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New Video by Jo Berry

New Video by Jo Berry

The latest talk from Jo Berry where she talks about the lessons she has been learning over the last 40 years. This recording is from the “Talking with the Enemy” online session, held by Tools for Changemakers on 19 April 2021.