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Ubuntu Academy in Portugal

Ubuntu Academy in Portugal

20 September 2019 Jo Berry and Patrick Magee were asked back for the second time to speak with the young people from the Academy of Ubuntu leaders. Jo reports on the trip: ‘We gathered in Gaia near Porto and the audience represented 11 countries including East Timor, Columbia, Venezuela, Senegal, South Africa, Guinea-Bissau, Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, and São Tomé and Príncipe. ‘We started with a boat journey through the bridges of the city which was relevant as the theme was the…

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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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Corrymeela in Exeter Weekend

Corrymeela in Exeter Weekend

17 – 18 Nov 2018 Exeter Hope in Conflict  – Saturday 17th November with Pádraig Ó Tuama. Venue: The Alumni Auditorium, The Forum, on Streatham Campus, University of Exeter, EX4 4PT. Registration at 9.30am for 10am start, finishes at 4.15pm. Open to those of all faiths and none. A summary of the Programme is available HERE. Discover creative ways to deal with conflict, from practitioners in different contexts: including Jo Berry, Jude Taylorson, Louisa  Burnand, Jayme Reaves, Rev Jonathan Herbert and…

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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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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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