About RISING

RISING Global Peace Forum pushes forward new ways of thinking about peace and conflict in our turbulent world. Find out how we’re making waves in our latest report.

Based in the iconic city of Coventry, where the Cathedral Ruins stand as an enduring and potent international focal point for peace and reconciliation, we are led by Coventry City Council, Coventry University and Coventry Cathedral, and supported by our patron, the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation.

We are proud that our city is seen as a role model and that our Cathedral is considered an icon of reconciliation. We live in ever-changing times and we believe Coventry is perfectly placed to bring together leading players who can help us navigate and steer a peaceful course for the future.

Our first annual international gathering, RISING 15, took place in November 2015 and we hosted RISING 16 in November 2016. Visit our video library to watch the talks.

Our international events bring together global leaders, practitioners and advocates working for peace. Together, they share brave and creative ideas that challenge us to go beyond conventional thinking and change how we approach threats and confrontations in our societies.