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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Jo Berry

Jo’s world was turned upside down in 1984, when the IRA bombed the ‘Grand Hotel’ Brighton, England, killing her father Sir Anthony Berry. Jo made a personal commitment to bring something positive from this tragedy and to understand those involved. She chose to give up blame and instead start a journey of healing. Jo met Patrick Magee, the bomber, in 2000 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. Jo has worked over 10 years with Pat sharing this incredible story in prisons, schools and Universities and has dedicated her life to transforming her pain into action for peace, believing we all have our humanity. She shares her insights and wisdom all over the world, showing how we can all contribute to creating a more peaceful world.

Facts

Board member Journey of Hope
Founder of Building Bridges
Chair International Network for Peace

Joined the following Journeys

2010 Texas

Quotes

I'm not saying anyone else has to do this, but for me it's important to see the humanity in my enemy.