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.


Some of our shining stars of 2014!

As we draw a close to the end of 2014, we wanted to flag up some of our highlights of the year. What better way than to do this than via three case studies of young people who have had their lives changed by our work. Dima, Yair and Georgia have all been on Encompass programmes this year


Witness our work in action

Join us on Monday 17th November from 6.30pm to see our work in action. We will be hosting our latest Encompass international programme Showcase Ceremony where the public get a chance to hear the experiences of young people from five countries, who have just returned from a programme of


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