Monthly Archives: November 2013

Hope can spring from the Past: A Revision of our History

By Bishop Donal McKeown Down And Conor 30/11/2013 My primary degree at university was in German and Italian. For the last 45 years, those languages have opened up all sorts of doors for me to travel and to meet people … Continue reading

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The Right of Reply and an Invitation to Talk

By Willie Drennan Editor of the Ulster Folk The article in question is also being published today in Ulster Folk http://www.theulsterfolk.com/ http://blogs.qub.ac.uk/compromiseafterconflict/2013/11/13/three-way-sectarianism-only-two-colours/   28/11/2013   There has been considerable response to my blog, posted on November 13th, entitled ‘ Three-Way … Continue reading

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Pandoras Box, understanding history and hope for a better future.

By Danny Moore Financial Technology Entrepreneur 25/11/2013 One of the most moving moments of my life came in the run up to Christmas 2009. At the time our local community was embroiled in an intense campaign to stop the Rose … Continue reading

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A Prayer to Bind up the Wounds of the Nation

By Lord Mayor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir (Sinn  Féin) Belfast First Citizen   22/11/2013 When returned to City Hall in 2011, I spoke candidly to the unionist minority across the chamber about my determination to ensure they did not suffer the … Continue reading

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It’s time for a fundamental change in course, argues Ian Parsley

Ian Parsley “Peace walls” are going up, not down. Bomb alerts are increasing, not decreasing. The threat of civil disruption has risen, not fallen. Notably, the public perception that politicians have neither the desire nor the capacity to do anything … Continue reading

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There are two sides to any conflict – Side A and Side B

There are two sides to any conflict – Side A and Side B. by Basil McCrea NI21 Side A perceives that Side B is one homogenous group and sees them as all thinking and acting as if they are one … Continue reading

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Three-way Sectarianism: only two colours.

By Willie Drennan Ulster Scots / traditional musician Editor of The Ulster Folk   13/11/2013 Until we face up to the fact that sectarianism in Northern Ireland is three-way and not just two-way I don’t think there is any chance … Continue reading

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There is some good in everyone

By Professor Roddy Cowie Queen’s University Belfast 10/11/2013 Blogs are like brambles. You have to push your way forward, and it becomes painfully obvious where you are simply not going to get through. After a lot of scratching, there is … Continue reading

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Re-imagine the past and remember the future

Professor John Paul Lederach, is based at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Notre Dame University, USA. 7/11/2013 [Editor. This is a response to John Brewer’s post about the moral threat selective approaches to the past pose to peace … Continue reading

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COLLUSION

By Dolores Kelly, SDLP MLA for Upper Bann Party Spokesperson on Policing   The practice of collusion has cast a shadow over this society from the early days of the troubles and unfortunately that shadow still looms large today. The … Continue reading

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