I 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.
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