have founded a Charity Building Bridges for Peace, I am a inspirational
speaker and facilitator in conflict resolution and peace building.
I am passionate about finding alternatives to blame and how
to resolve conflict without hurting another human being. I am healing from
losing my Father to terrorism and am transforming my pain into my passion
for peace. I work with Pat Magee who planted the bomb which killed my Dad
and am involved in reconciliation and peace in Northern Ireland and all
over the world.
I commit to seeing the humanity in everyone and understand
we all have a different story. Peace comes when we see the needs of the
'other' when we stop demonizing any other group but instead take
responsibility for our need to blame another.
Through dialogue with emotional safety we can begin to break
down walls and open hearts. I believe in the power of listening with
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"Jo Berry has worked for over 10 years to resolve conflict
around the world. Sixteen years after her father was killed by an IRA
bomb, Jo first met with the man responsible, Pat Magee. Her preparedness
to try to understand him opened a path to empathy that continues to
develop. Their unusual relationship has been told in the BBC documentary
"Facing the Enemy", was featured in the film "Soldiers of Peace", and
inspired "The Bomb", a play by Kevin Dyer.
The founder of Building Bridges for Peace, Jo advocates that empathy is
the biggest weapon we have to end conflict."