The next major event we have coming up is a first-time collaboration with two innovative projects that promote different approaches to dialogue and building better understanding amongst diverse groups and individuals. Called ‘Talking Together’ and taking place in central Manchester (at Cross Street Unitarian Chapel) the event will consist of two workshops, with each participant joining in each workshop either in the morning or the afternoon.
Talk for a Change … works with organisations and communities to tackle tough issues and build good relations, working towards the reduction of
harmful conflict in communities. The team are experienced conflict resolution practitioners and dialogue facilitators, having worked with many groups and organisations.
St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation & Peace … exists to equip individuals, communities and workplaces to build relationships across divisions. They have a distinctive approach focusing on empowerment and mutual listening, based on values of a deep understanding of diversity and difference. They bring people together for dialogue and conversation, engage with communities experiencing tension and deliver a range of training courses.
As colleagues at Bradford University’s ‘Programme for a Peaceful City’ have said “Much of the potential of dialogue and deliberation is currently untapped… the question is how more of this potential could be released.” From: Civil Society: Supporting dialogue and deliberation , Ute Kelly, University of Bradford and Carnegie UK Trust.
Further details and booking form available from http://nfpb.flet.org/talking_together