Posts Tagged: politics

Glenda DAVIES (Sandy Row Community Forum) @TheRowYouKnow (c) Kevin Cooper Photoline

Art opens up community imagination

As part of the Imagine Belfast Festival, the Northern Ireland Foundation and Forum for Cities in Transition hosted a discussion event, “Peace Building and the Arts”, which explored how art has progressed peace in Northern Ireland. The invited practitioners were

Glenda DAVIES (Sandy Row Community Forum) @TheRowYouKnow (c) Kevin Cooper Photoline

Art opens up community imagination

As part of the Imagine Belfast Festival, the Northern Ireland Foundation and Forum for Cities in Transition hosted a discussion event, “Peace Building and the Arts”, which explored how art has progressed peace in Northern Ireland. The invited practitioners were

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A festival photobook

As part of the Ulster Festival of Art & Design at Ulster University, I dropped in on a 30-minute photobook lab. Inside a pop-up style workspace on the ground floor of the Belfast campus were a few tables strewn with

20150310 Photobook 01

A festival photobook

As part of the Ulster Festival of Art & Design at Ulster University, I dropped in on a 30-minute photobook lab. Inside a pop-up style workspace on the ground floor of the Belfast campus were a few tables strewn with

Nasim-Iran/Northern Ireland (c) Laurence Gibson

“Don’t see migrant community as ‘them and us'”: High Sheriff of Belfast

“Don’t see migrant community as ‘them and us’”: High Sheriff of Belfast At a launch event for a photography exhibition at Belfast City Hall, the High Sheriff of Belfast, Councillor Gareth McKee, told the audience not to see the migrant

Nasim-Iran/Northern Ireland (c) Laurence Gibson

“Don’t see migrant community as ‘them and us'”: High Sheriff of Belfast

“Don’t see migrant community as ‘them and us’”: High Sheriff of Belfast At a launch event for a photography exhibition at Belfast City Hall, the High Sheriff of Belfast, Councillor Gareth McKee, told the audience not to see the migrant

20150219 National Reconciliation - Two Donkeys

National reconciliation: “Patriotism is not enough”

In the second of a series of seminars organised by Niamh Mental Wellbing, Reverend Dr Gary Mason facilitated a civic engagement in a packed room at Skainos on the Newtownards Road, Belfast. The discussants were Declan Kearney (Sinn Féin), Reverend

20150219 National Reconciliation - Two Donkeys

National reconciliation: “Patriotism is not enough”

In the second of a series of seminars organised by Niamh Mental Wellbing, Reverend Dr Gary Mason facilitated a civic engagement in a packed room at Skainos on the Newtownards Road, Belfast. The discussants were Declan Kearney (Sinn Féin), Reverend

20150209 Landscape Institute - Landscape Futures

Building relationships matter in urban planning: A Landscape Institute lecture

Appropriately for his role as Chair of the OFMdFM Committee at the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mike Nesbitt MLA welcomed those in the Long Gallery attending the Landscape Institute lecture on “Building a United Community: Design & Delivery of Shared Space”.

20150209 Landscape Institute - Landscape Futures

Building relationships matter in urban planning: A Landscape Institute lecture

Appropriately for his role as Chair of the OFMdFM Committee at the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mike Nesbitt MLA welcomed those in the Long Gallery attending the Landscape Institute lecture on “Building a United Community: Design & Delivery of Shared Space”.

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Still arguing over religious texts in Northern Ireland? Sectarianism: A Journey Towards Healing seminar

Reverend Dr Gary Mason facilitated a panel discussion with Jim Gibney (Sinn Féin), Father Gary Donegan and Alex Kane. The title was “Sectarianism”, and is part of a Journey Towards Healing series organised by Niamh Mental Wellbeing. Dr Mason described

Alex Kane

Still arguing over religious texts in Northern Ireland? Sectarianism: A Journey Towards Healing seminar

Reverend Dr Gary Mason facilitated a panel discussion with Jim Gibney (Sinn Féin), Father Gary Donegan and Alex Kane. The title was “Sectarianism”, and is part of a Journey Towards Healing series organised by Niamh Mental Wellbeing. Dr Mason described

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USA not immune to flag disputes: Gary Hart

Interesting short speech by Senator (Ret,) Gary Hart at US Consulate tonight. Acknowledged value of listening and how flags issue here relates to that in USA citing confederate flag and South Carolina (as an example). I failed to bend his

20141203 Gary Hart

USA not immune to flag disputes: Gary Hart

Interesting short speech by Senator (Ret,) Gary Hart at US Consulate tonight. Acknowledged value of listening and how flags issue here relates to that in USA citing confederate flag and South Carolina (as an example). I failed to bend his

Young people share their demands for a better future at SDLP conference coffee chat

Young people want civic education in Northern Ireland schools

Young people want civic education in Northern Ireland schools #CoffeeClub at #SDLP14 conference by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 15 November 2014 Stratagem organised another set of sidebar coffee club conversations at the SDLP annual conference, Ramada Inn, Belfast.

Young people share their demands for a better future at SDLP conference coffee chat

Young people want civic education in Northern Ireland schools

Young people want civic education in Northern Ireland schools #CoffeeClub at #SDLP14 conference by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 15 November 2014 Stratagem organised another set of sidebar coffee club conversations at the SDLP annual conference, Ramada Inn, Belfast.

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We need a politics of recognition not identities: Professor Rick Wilford

As part of his retirement from Queen’s University Belfast, Professor Rick Wilford was invited to present a lecture: “Two cheers for consociational democracy?” The Senate Chamber of Parliament Buildings provided a most appropriate setting for his review of the structures

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We need a politics of recognition not identities: Professor Rick Wilford

As part of his retirement from Queen’s University Belfast, Professor Rick Wilford was invited to present a lecture: “Two cheers for consociational democracy?” The Senate Chamber of Parliament Buildings provided a most appropriate setting for his review of the structures

Jacqueline Irwin

Time to stop tightening our knot: CRC Annual Policy Conference 2014

This year’s annual policy conference organised by the Community Relations Council considered how we might “Finish the Job” and find ways to resolve outstanding issues in the peace process. The conference attracted a wide range of practitioners, statutory agencies and

Jacqueline Irwin

Time to stop tightening our knot: CRC Annual Policy Conference 2014

This year’s annual policy conference organised by the Community Relations Council considered how we might “Finish the Job” and find ways to resolve outstanding issues in the peace process. The conference attracted a wide range of practitioners, statutory agencies and

Protected: Thatcher and the IRA: Dealing with Terror

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20140404 A Love Divided

The prevailing wisdom of A Love Divided

Based on a true story, “A Love Divided” chronicles the aftermath of a mixed marriage in Co. Wexford, Ireland, where Protestant-raised Sheila refuses to send her children to a local Catholic school. She flees with her two young girls, leaving

20140404 A Love Divided

The prevailing wisdom of A Love Divided

Based on a true story, “A Love Divided” chronicles the aftermath of a mixed marriage in Co. Wexford, Ireland, where Protestant-raised Sheila refuses to send her children to a local Catholic school. She flees with her two young girls, leaving

20131129 YMCA - Sported

More RESPECT for good relations: The power of sport

Londonderry YMCA, in partnership with the University of Ulster (Magee), held a conference (29/11/2013) to “raise awareness of the power of sport in building more peaceful, prosperous, healthy, inclusive and welcoming communities”. Entitled “Sport for Development in a Post Conflict

20131129 YMCA - Sported

More RESPECT for good relations: The power of sport

Londonderry YMCA, in partnership with the University of Ulster (Magee), held a conference (29/11/2013) to “raise awareness of the power of sport in building more peaceful, prosperous, healthy, inclusive and welcoming communities”. Entitled “Sport for Development in a Post Conflict

20140225 CVS

Not a cosy conversation: Victims and survivors conference

The Commission for Victims and Survivors (CVS) convened a conference “to listen to as many voices as possible” in forming its advice to the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister, the CVS Commissioner Kathryn Stone explained. The

20140225 CVS

Not a cosy conversation: Victims and survivors conference

The Commission for Victims and Survivors (CVS) convened a conference “to listen to as many voices as possible” in forming its advice to the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister, the CVS Commissioner Kathryn Stone explained. The

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Platform for Change: Haass Talks. Discuss.

Platform for Change: Haass Talks. Discuss. by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 25 November 2013 Platform for Change held an evening roundtable discussion event, to review the current status of the Haass talks, which are focusing on flags, parades

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Platform for Change: Haass Talks. Discuss.

Platform for Change: Haass Talks. Discuss. by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 25 November 2013 Platform for Change held an evening roundtable discussion event, to review the current status of the Haass talks, which are focusing on flags, parades

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Learning Together: NI21 Party Conference

Learning Together: Maximising Common Education NI21 Party Conference by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 16 November 2013 At the NI21 inaugural party conference at the Europa Hotel, I chaired a fringe meeting to explore how shared and integrated education

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Learning Together: NI21 Party Conference

Learning Together: Maximising Common Education NI21 Party Conference by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 16 November 2013 At the NI21 inaugural party conference at the Europa Hotel, I chaired a fringe meeting to explore how shared and integrated education