Combating conflict by changing young people’s perceptions

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We cannot change the past.
But we will change the future

Ignorance of other people's perspectives can lead to fear, to hatred, to violence and to death, as the Braden family are all too painfully aware. They founded Encompass Trust to work with young people to challenge such hostility head on: to break the patterns of the past, and to forge a very different future.

When one group is taught to hate another, violence can follow. But when young people from diverse religions, communities and cultures meet face to face, peace becomes a possibility. Encompass enables meetings such as these. We run international and UK programmes combining outdoor trust and confidence building activities with workshops exploring themes such as culture, identity and stereotype. Young people are supported to go back into their own communities to share what they have learnt and to become the peace builders of the future.


Sunshine and teamwork on the UK programme

In June we held our fourth UK programme and ventured out of London for the first time!  The programme was held at Longridge Centre in Marlow, a beautiful venue by the river Thames with lots of green space and a great room for workshops.  We were joined by 13 participants, mainly from Slough and


Dinner for peace on Sunday 21st September!

We are always on the look out for fundraising ideas that appeal to everyone, and we felt that this one was a winner! It doesn't involve jumping out of a plane or shaving your beard off, but simply inviting your friends around for dinner. It's called Dinner4Good and allows you to raise money


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