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A public dialogue series exploring polarisation                  in the UK.

Join us for a groundbreaking series of online conversations where, amidst tides of polarisation, blame, and extremism, listening becomes an act of profound empathy between two people who have traversed some of the UK’s most contentious ideological chasms.

In a world increasingly polarised by issues like migration, gender, and religion, this series offers a space to challenge our perspectives and our approaches to building just and peaceful communities. 

Our next episode will take place on 25 June 2024 with guest speakers Julie Siddiqi and Dr Lindsay Simmonds, exploring the role of radical trust-building in peace. More information to come soon.

Contribute to the conversation through Q+A sessions with our guest speakers, facilitated by conflict transformation expert Jo Berry, as we demonstrate the wider societal and policy impact of having the courage to cross divides and foster understanding with others. 

Alongside our online discussions, you will also have access to our downloadable resources with practical techniques to safely and creatively address polarisation and transform conflict in your own community.

Episodes & Resources

Episode 1 – From Hatred to Friendship: The Power of Listening

In our first episode, we were honoured to host former right-wing extremist, Ivan Humble, and former jihadist, Manwar Ali. We explored the dangers of misguided hate and the importance of breaking down divisive barriers that lead to extremism. Click the button above to find out more about episode one, download our free resource, and watch the episode recording.

Episode 2 – More information coming soon…

Our next episode takes place on 25 June 2024 where we will be joined by two renowned interfaith relations experts,  Julie Siddiqi and Dr Lindsay Simmonds, to discuss radical trust-building and finding common ground across divides through friendship. Click to register for the series.

You can watch our previous conversations between Jo Berry and Pat Magee (the daughter of a politician killed in the Brighton bombing, and the former IRA-member who planted the bomb), and Bassam Aramin and Rami Elhanan (from the Israeli-Palestinian Parents Circle Family Forum).

Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin

Jo Berry and Pat Magee

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a movement towards greater empathy, understanding, and unity, as we strengthen the UK’s infrastructures for peace.