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Jo Berry lost her father, Sir Anthony Berry MP in a IRA bomb in 1984. She knew had a choice. In 2000 Jo met Patrick Magee, the man who planted the bomb, and from that initial 3 hour meeting came a life long journey together speaking and demonstrating their ability to see each other’s humanity, dignity and respect.
They have shared platforms together over 150 times, sharing their incredible story in prisons, schools and universities, international peace conferences as well as being a subject of plays and documentaries. Jo has founded the Charity, ‘Building Bridges for Peace’ which works to resolve and understand conflict around the world. She is a skilled facilitator in storytelling, restorative processes, and conflict transformation. She has recently been given the role of Visiting Research Fellow with the Research Priority Area in Rights and Justice at the University of Nottingham.