Reconciliation in Post Violence Northern Ireland: Can the Churches Contribute? Tuesday 20 November at Fitzroy Presbyterian

hands-across-the-divideI will be leading a seminar this week on Tuesday 20 November at 7.30 pm at Fitzroy Presbyterian Church titled: ‘Reconciliation in Post Violence Northern Ireland: Can the Churches Contribute?’ The event is organised by the long-standing Clonard-Fitzroy Fellowship group.

The Facebook page for the event is here.

Some of my presentation will be based on work I prepared for the ‘Religious Conflict and Difference’ conference at Stranmillis in September, organised by the Open University and the Institute for Conflict Research.

I’ve posted a series based on that presentation on this blog, which you can read below.

I hope to add some new thoughts to that work, as well as to get plenty of feedback from those attending about what they think about questions such as:

  • How should Northern Ireland remember its past?
  • Is ‘reconciliation’ a helpful term as Northern Ireland remembers its past?
  • Do the churches have anything distinctive to offer in terms of reconciliation?
  • Do the churches have anything distinctive to offer in terms of visions for the future?

All are welcome – not just people from Clonard or Fitzroy – so it would be nice to see you there.

Series on Religion, Reconciliation and Reconstruction in Northern Ireland

Religion, Reconciliation and Reconstruction in Northern Ireland: Some Initial Reflections (Part 1) – includes a bibliography of academic research on religion and reconciliation in Northern Ireland

Churches and Reconciliation: Challenges for Christian Leadership? (Part 2)

Religion, Reconciliation and Reconstruction in Northern Ireland – The Role of Education for Reconciliation (Part 3)

Religion, Reconciliation and Reconstruction in Northern Ireland – Principles of Neo-Monastic Living (Part 4)

Religion, Reconciliation and Reconstruction in Northern Ireland – Liturgical Reforms and Conclusions (Part 5)

Other Resources:

Irish School of Ecumenics Education for Reconciliation Programme

Review of Event Celebrating ISE’s Education for Reconciliation

Review of Johnston McMaster and Cathy Higgins’ Doing Community Theology

Download-able Text of Doing Community Theology

Online Courses Produced by ISE’s Education for Reconciliation

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