Personal story and narrative are powerful tools for humanising the 'other', fostering relationships, dissolving tension and building empathy between people of different backgrounds. They have a key role to play in building bridges of understanding within diverse communities, in conflict zones, between faith groups, and between generations. This approach is fundamental at this point in human history because there is an urgent need for us to learn how to work together in new ways.
The Narrative Practitioners Forum is a strong and creative group of organisations and individuals emerging out of the collaborative conference held last June Stories that heal, Stories that harm. Those currently involved include:
This event will be an opportunity to hear about our work, and to get involved and help shape the work of the Forum.
It will be hosted by the London Inter Faith Centre in Queens Park, and will include presentations and a panel discussion relating to current issues and projects in narrative, small group discussions about best practice, and networking.
As there are many groups, organisations and individuals using narrative techniques in different contexts, we see a need for:
Free event (suggested donation £7).
For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you use narrative in your work, come along, we would love to meet you!
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