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Oct, 12 2021

Film Review - 'The Viewing Booth' (2019)

This film review, from SNS Volunteer Dominic, is the second of two reviews of recent films that look at the powerful impact of the ongoing conflict in Israel and Palestine on people's lives. You can read the first review, of the documentary 'Mayor' here. The best place to watch The Viewing Booth is directly from the film's website, here.

Aug, 19 2021

BBC Radio 4 ‘The World at One’ Report on Solutions Not Sides

Aug, 03 2021

Film Review - 'Mayor' (2020)

This film review, from SNS Volunteer Dominic, is the first of two reviews of recent films that look at the powerful impact of the ongoing conflict in Israel and Palestine on people's lives. Look out for Part 2 soon, a review of the film The Viewing Booth. You can watch Mayor on a variety of platforms which can be found here.

Jul, 23 2021

Starting a Podcast During Lockdown

Giovanna is a student at Cambridge University who was a participant in a Solutions Not Sides school workshop while in 6th Form. Here she shares her experience of the 1st COVID-19 lockdown and how she responded to it alongside her friends and a supportive teacher. If you'd be interested in an Israel-Palestine and critical thinking workshop, please contact team@solutionsnotsides.co.uk

Jun, 30 2021

Graduates of the Solutions Not Sides Bridge Builders Programme host a webinar on Faith and Mental Health

This February, Solutions Not Sides launched the Bridge Builders Programme, where 24 young people from across the UK joined a month of online workshops and events. Each participant was part of an incubator hub which provided mentorship on organising an activity for the community. Joshua and Isobelle were two graduates from this programme who organised in their incubator hub a webinar on Mental Health and Faith with a number of guest speakers.

Jun, 11 2021

Discussing Israel-Palestine: Creating safe and compassionate spaces for learning

We’re back! 

This time, with our 10-point guide to creating safe spaces in schools:

May, 30 2021

Press Release: Response to Secretary of State for Education letter regarding antisemitism

London, 30 May 2021

For immediate release

We are very pleased that we have been highlighted by the Secretary of State for Education as an organisation that can help address antisemitism around the issue of Israel-Palestine. We also recognise that there has been a serious increase in Islamophobia in the past few weeks, and we will continue to work hard in schools we are invited into to counter Islamophobia, as well.

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May, 27 2021

Press Release: Launch of #IfTheyCanWeCan Campaign

London & Washington DC, 28/05/21

For Immediate Release

May, 18 2021

"We need you to stand for peace, justice and equality. We need you to join us in creating a better future for both nations.'

Two of our Fellows - volunteer speakers who connect with SNS via a range of regional organisations (see a list of them here) have kindly written up some of their recent feelings about the situation on the ground. We're keeping them anonymous to keep them safe online and on the ground.

A. in Jerusalem

Another round of violence, fuelled with rage and hatred. I, too, am filled with anger, sadness and disappointment, and quite legitimately so. Civilians on either side of the spectrum are paying the price for a conflict they didn’t choose.

May, 13 2021

Israel-Palestine: Avoiding Antisemitic and Islamophobic Hate Speech

Talking about what's happening in Israel-Palestine is vital, now and always. But we have to do it without falling back on Antisemitic and Anti-Muslim tropes and speech.

Think before you post!