Healing The Wounds of History
Jo Berry and Pat Magee are speaking in Rwanda at the HEALING THE WOUNDS OF HISTORY: ADDRESSING THE ROOTS OF VIOLENCE' June 12 to 14th
The main aim of the conference is to explore the psychological roots of violence in recent Rwanda, and to identify new modalities of healing, reconciliation and forgiveness, between both individuals and groups.
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Conflict, Change and Reconciliation
Learning from the Frontline - July 4-6, 2012.
Teachers: Patrick Magee, Jo Berry & Andrew Woodward
Many people today feel their voices are not heard and that they are powerless to affect what goes on around them. This sense of powerlessness can lead to apathy or explode into violence: frustrated people blame others for their lack of power, and see themselves as victims of circumstance. It is a phenomenon that we are witnessing all around the world, from shanty towns and war-torn states to inner city housing estates terrorised by gangs, and it is one of the most difficult problems facing society today.
This course is open for bookings.
Evening Talk at Studio 1
Conflict, Change and Reconciliation, Learning from the Frontline, An Evening with Patrick Magee, Jo Berry & Andrew Woodward, Wednesday 4 July 7.30pm, Studio 1, Dartington Space. Click Here for more details.
"I think it is good therapy for individuals like Pat and Jo to tell their stories. Finding out the truth from those stories is a key to heal the wounds. Healing comes through understanding and a realisation that my humanity is inextricably caught up in yours - no matter what terrible things you might have done."
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
“It was a real privilege to host Pat and Jo at our school. They have led remarkable lives and have been thrown together by history. Jo Berry is an inspirational lady, who walks the talk by genuinely forgiving the man who killed her father. Their talk covered some very important issues including religion and spirituality, forgiveness, history, peace and empathy. Pat was not at all what the students had expected and totally disarmed them as he spoke of peace and regret. It was one of the best 90 minutes of my life.”
David Elstone, Headmaster of Hymers College
'Unless forgiveness and reconciliation are achieved as part of robust conflict resolution, there is every chance that conflict can start again - as Northern Ireland demonstrates even now.'
Simon Hughes MP, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Conflict Issues
- To advance the education of the public of the roots of war and violence and to build a more peaceful society by demonstrating how dialogue and mediation can resolve and transform conflict