RISING’s annual gatherings are a space for complex stories, simply told. They take place in our hometown of Coventry and bring together senior leaders, decision-makers and opinion-formers with others who advocate and inspire, ordinary people who are doing the extraordinary, and those with a story that needs to be heard.

See our video library to watch talks from RISING 15 and RISING 16.

RISING 16, the second annual gathering of the RISING Global Peace Forum, was held from 15 to 16 November 2016. RISING 16 examined “the ripple effect” of responding to conflict, whether with action or inaction. Global security is dominating the political agenda, public concerns are mounting, and nations are becoming more inward-looking. Against this background, RISING 16 brought together political, faith and community leaders; peacebuilders; diplomats; academics; the media; and members of the public in the common cause of provoking peace. The event explored: the consequences of interventions in areas such as global migration, international conflict, community cohesion and countering violent extremism; the role of women in peace and security; and the impact of conflict on children and young people. Download the RISING 16 programme.

RISING 15 was our first annual gathering and took place from 11th to 13th November 2015. RISING 15’s theme, A Hard Road to Hope, set the seemingly intractable crises of today against what history tells us we can achieve. Download the RISING 15 programme and watch highlights below: