Extreme Dialogue is a unique project for young people that supports the development of critical thinking skills about, and resilience against, extremism in all its different forms. High quality films are accompanied by supplementary activities and discussion sessions, which provide a cross section of reference points helping to develop confidence in talking about difference, community tensions and extremism. It provides a suite of unique and engaging resources, including compelling first-person video testimonies from people who have been profoundly impacted by prejudice, marginalisation, hate, and violence. These videos are supported by tools that enable facilitators, and those working with young people to open-up discussion and debate on this challenging subject-matter and help interrogate this issue critically. Uniquely, the project looks at extremism ‘in the round’; ensuring young people understand the challenges extremism poses today. Extreme Dialogue cultivates essential critical thinking skills amongst young people that are universally transferable to other subject-matters and areas of their lives; ensuring it has a longevity outside the classroom and beyond project delivery. Extreme Dialogue can be delivered by teachers to students or, via a student-led delivery model and offers a modular approach that can be tailored to fit the different needs of groups or to a curriculum. Training for Educators is available. Find out more here. To find out more information about Extreme Dialogue or to enquire about commissioning opportunities please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Extreme Dialogue is a partnership between the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation, global counter-extremism organisation the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), and filmmakers Duckrabbit. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJj1NTPHsh4&list=PLq9TthXQpjyU22qzGYHcPLzGRHWndvW66&index=2[/embed]
Steeped in practice with over 20 years of experience in peacebuilding – it is our work with individuals, groups, and communities that keeps us learning and continues to make that all important difference.
Our programme, ‘For Peace’, consists of a portfolio of projects, resources, and services. Our work has three core components: prevention, resolution, and response. In prevention we seek to stop violence before it starts, however when conflict does arise, we seek resolution through dialogue and actions to deal with issues without recourse to violence, and when violent conflict has already occurred, we are there to respond, to help those affected to cope and recover and, in many cases, to become active peacebuilders and agents for change themselves. Our aim is to break the cycle of violence so our projects overlap and intersect, allowing our participants to learn from one another and play their role in achieving this.
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