Who we are

 

Our mission is to equip leaders to transform conflict.

The Rose Castle Foundation is a charity helping to lay the foundations for sustainable peace and reconciliation in the world.

We believe that any serious attempt to reconcile deep-seated conflict needs religious leaders to be involved. That's why we are working with centres of excellence around the world to grow a network of experienced and emerging leaders, equipping them with the tools, skills, and knowledge they need to become reconcilers within their own communities and contexts.

Building on over 20 years of experience in the field, we have discovered that residential programmes are a vital tool for sustainable peace, cultivating hospitable relationships that aren’t threatened by difference, committed to work for peace even in the most challenging circumstances. Where residential opportunities aren't possible, we offer unique virtual experiences that enable groups to build trust across divides and reimagine their role as reconcilers in a shared future together.

Rose Castle's thick defensive walls have stood for 800 years. To us, those walls represented an opportunity to invite strangers in, rather than shut them out.

Rose Castle has witnessed over 800 years of conflict at the hands of changing political and religious allegiances, but is now a landmark of exceptional hospitality. Inspired by the castle's story, Rose Castle Foundation was founded to support individuals and communities to come together across divides.

Today, the Foundation hosts programmes at Rose Castle and at other venues around the world, equipping leaders to transform conflict. The charity operates from the Rose Castle estate, and we are currently accepting bookings for programmes at the castle ready for the completion of its reburbishment later in 2021.

Meanwhile, the castle estate is itself owned, maintained and operated by Rose Castle Company (a limited company that does not pay dividends to shareholders).

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