Building Peace in Diverse Britain

Understanding Islam and Muslims

Friday, February 28, 2014 to Sunday, March 2, 2014

Course at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre –


Friday, July 5, 2013 to Sunday, July 7, 2013 —- Reading Meeting House, 5th to 7th July 2013. For 16-25 year olds. – offers the opportunity to develop performance skills and learn about Forum Theatre by putting it into practice. Over a residential weekend of workshops we will develop our own short piece together, exploring the challenge of living peacefully in modern British society.

Our work

Overall aims

NFPB was set up to ‘advise and encourage Friends in the North, and through them their fellow citizens, in the active promotion of peace in all its height and breadth’. Our members meet during the year in full members’ meetings and we undertake projects and specific activities in relation to a number of the concerns raised and considered at these meetings.

Social media

Information on the range of concerns of our members is shared via our Facebook page and via Twitter

Tackling Prejudice and Discrimination

Thursday, February 7, 2013

workshop for anyone who wants to feel more knowledgeable and confident in dealing with issues of prejudice and discrimination in the workplace. Run by The Resolution Training Company (a subsidiary of Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace)

Curiosity and conversation

Justine Huxley in her workshop

At our most recent event, taking place in Manchester in July, more than 40 people came together to learn more about dialogue, each having the chance to be part of two different workshops.Much of the potential of dialogue in society has still to be realised, concluded a report from Lisa Cumming and Ute Kelly from Bradford’s department for Peace Studies in 2010 .

Letting go of the past

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Using reflective and narrative-based techniques to explore self-forgiveness and to transform personal stories of mistakes and failure. St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation & Peace

Narrative mediation

Monday, October 8, 2012 to Friday, October 12, 2012

Covers the basic theory and skills to enable you to begin practicing this exciting new model of mediation focusing on the relational nature of conflict. St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation & Peace

The inner reconciliation of opposites

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Seeing conflict an opportunity for spiritual growth – exploring integration of the shadow, and using reflective and meditation-based tools for resolving conflict. St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation & Peace

St Ethelburga’s dialogue & facilitation skills

Monday, September 24, 2012 to Friday, September 28, 2012

A week long intensive in group facilitation, participatory dialogue models, using narrative in community building, and working with tension and conflict. St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation & Peace

Transformative conversations

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 to Thursday, September 13, 2012

Skills for responding to conflict using the transformative meditation model, which highlights opportunities for relationship and for empowerment. at St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation & Peace


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