The PEACE IV Programme is a unique cross-border initiative of the European Union which has been designed to support peace and reconciliation in the border Region of Ireland and Northern Ireland.Patriarchy is a violent social and political system of male domination, which holds that there are only two genders, that men are superior to women, that heterosexuality is the ‘normal’ sexual identity, and that a male God sanctifies this world order. This training programme on Liberation from Patriarchy for Gender Justice will critique patriarchy, explore its violent consequences and practices, and suggest a more liberating alternative for all humans beyond patriarchy. The intention is to expose the exclusive thinking and actions, systems and structures, that patriarchy pervades in Northern Ireland and that prevent the celebration and flourishing of real diversity, and the healing of divisive attitudes and practices, which reinforce prejudice, hate and intolerance.

  • Ethical and Shared Remembering

    The Ethical and Shared Remembering Project was established as a means of exploring and constructing an ethical value base for the 21st century, based on the principles of an inclusive and fully integrated society. Addressing the decade 1912-1922, a defining decade in Ireland which shaped the Ireland of today, the Project seeks new discoveries and breakthroughs, as well as new and creative ways of looking at old problems.

  • Towards Understanding and Healing

    Towards Understanding and Healing, established in 1998, is a project set up to deal with the past through storytelling and positive encounter dialogue, and is rolled out across Northern Ireland and the border counties. The project has developed an accredited comprehensive training resource (NIOCN Levels 2 and 3) which focuses on training of trainers to widely disseminate the approach, methodology and ethics of storytelling and issues of ongoing concern within positive encounter dialogue spaces. The project works with those directly and indirectly impacted by the conflict in Northern Ireland and those who work with them.

  • City of Sanctuary

    Locally the City of Sanctuary movement seeks to build a culture of hospitality for people seeking refuge from persecution. It aims to do this through the promotion of awareness of refugee issues and by working with existing agencies to ensure that practical measures are taken to include refugees in local activities and services. The City of Sanctuary movement is also about recognising and valuing all peoples from different ethnic, religious, cultural backgrounds who reside here or come to visit and, equally important, it is about creating a safe and welcoming place for those who live here but who do not feel safe because of a personal lived experience of verbal and physical abuse, bullying, marginalisation and other forms of violence and exclusion.