One of our main projects working with communities to resolve conflict and bridge divides, is a Big Lottery funded project called Communities for Peace. This project, spanning 3 years of delivery, is spread across four key communities within the North of England working with young people, parents, women’s groups, key community stakeholders, teachers and faith leaders (among others).
Bringing communities together
The project aims to bring separated communities together to understand conflict and take proactive steps to building a deeper understanding of one another. This programme of work (consisting of a number of courses and community dialogue events) aims to embed key skills within communities in order to enable them to create a collective and lasting community plan to promote peace and community resilience.
So far, Communities for Peace has taken us to Harehills in Leeds, Rochdale and Oldham in Greater Manchester and most recently Burnley in Lancashire.
Follow along on twitter @peacecentre to find out more about the exciting work going on!