The Kelman Institute is a civil society organisation focused on conflict transformation and peacebuilding at international and intra-societal levels. It aims to foster peace through violence prevention, peace mediation and historical reconciliation. One of the geographical focuses of its work is the Middle East, and specifically the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. In that context, the Institute has worked to improve understanding and reduce tensions by working with a group of 20 influential (and moderate) religious leaders from both communities. The selected community leaders were first asked to discuss amongst themselves and exchange opinions on prevailing conceptions of ‘the other side.’ They were then taken to Belfast in Northern Ireland where they were brought face-to-face with both the consequences of entrenched inter-communal and inter-religious hatred, and the possibility of moving beyond entrenched misconceptions of ‘the other’ and securing peace.