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Learning New Perspectives: Healing Polarisation. Creating Hope in Dialogue

4:00pm-5:15pm on Monday 29 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 27th March. For events on or after 28th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Can we begin to move our politics and public conversations from strident, polarised debate to peaceful dialogue - acknowledging the reality of our dependence on each other?

In this session, our three speakers look at how the cycles of polarisation and extremism sweeping the world might be broken. How do we shift the dialogue? At its roots, we are being required to learn, to develop as human beings, to embrace new perspectives.

Speakers are Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury; Jude Kelly, Former Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre; and Christian Picciolini, author of Breaking Hate: Confronting the New Culture of Extremism and founder of the Free Radicals Project. They represent a broad set of experiences and views, including Christian's experience seeking healing in the world of white supremacy and racist hatred; Jude’s lifelong advocacy for the elusive goal of gender equality; and Rowan’s work as church leader, academic and poet in the realm of human dignity.

The event is hosted by the Inspire Dialogue Foundation which is committed to dialogue as a non-polarising and inclusive process. Its focus is on not just “what” we have to say, but “how” we contribute to the dialogue and the new possibilities that emerge. As Lord Williams says: “Our hope is to ignite a conversation around topics that challenge the human community to develop a rich understanding of human dignity and human capacity.”

Booking/Registration is: RECOMMENDED

This event will premiere on the University's YouTube channel.

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Additional Information

Age: Young Adults 12 – 18, Adults
Timing: Available on Demand, Live Stream
Theme: Society

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