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People of the Earth aims to promote a sense of community, connection and understanding between settled, local people and displaced people through public events, workshops and humanising narratives.
Inside Stories is a series of conversations with people who have been displaced by war, conflict or persecution about their lives, thoughts and hopes for others during the pandemic.
We design and host events, often with refugee and migrant partners and organisations, that bring people together in a spirit of friendship, of learning or a shared passion and interest.
How to get involved
Organisations: Why not plan a visit to the welcoming haven of St Ethelburga’s with its unique history and inspiring stories of compassion, renewal, perseverance and unity.
Organisations and individuals: Got an idea for an event or project to co-create together?
Please get in touch – email Jo Winsloe Slater or text or Whatsap Jo on 07725954005
Check out our Events Page for upcoming events.
Jo is Project Manager of Refugee Allies at St Ethelburga’s. She collaborates with individuals and organisations to bring refugee and non-refugee together building empathy and understanding one conversation and one action, at a time. She hosts and co-ordinates events to promote inclusion and leads on the production of Listen to the World Open Mic. A programme where themes of home, displacement, belonging and community meet through music and the traditions and talents of migrants and refugees find a home among local artists. Jo has worked in the non-profit sector for over twenty years. She holds a BA (Hons) in Education and a Diploma in group facilitation, conflict resolution and counselling (NAOS).
Exploring new ways to communicate across divides.
Reconnecting people across the globe with their deepest values, so they can meet crisis with courage.
Planting a network of hedgerows to connect people and nature
Conversations across difference for the sake of social healing and cultural repair
Training up faith leaders to be skilled peacemakers in their communities.
A values based model of resilience to equip people to meet the complex challenges of our time with vision, joy and pragmatism
“Not everything can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced” (James Baldwin, civil rights activist)
A programme for young adults to help develop a strong inner life as a source of resilience for what is to come. The foundations of the programme are rooted in two critical needs of our time - to bridge divides and to love the Earth.
St Ethelburga’s is a ‘maker of peace-makers’. We inspire and equip individuals and communities to contribute, in their own particular contexts, to activating a global culture of peace.