Shared housing and integrated education: Building good community relations

Shared housing and integrated education: Building good community relations by Allan LEONARD 7 August 2019 A panel discussion on how shared housing projects and the integrated education movement are contributing towards good community relations was held at St Mary’s College, Belfast, as part of the Feile Festival. The panellists were Deborah Howe (Equality Commission), Christine … Continue reading Shared housing and integrated education: Building good community relations

Education: We all have a role to play

Education: We all have a role to play by Allan LEONARD 7 February 2019 The Integrated Education Fund hosted a day conference on some aspects of education in Northern Ireland, with a discussion on what role individuals, local communities, and organisations can play in realising a better vision. Contributors included: Baroness May Blood (Integrated Education … Continue reading Education: We all have a role to play

A Lagan College birthday: The story of integrated education in Northern Ireland

A Lagan College birthday: The story of integrated education in Northern Ireland by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 11 November 2016 Just past the reception desk is a small, black-and-white photography of the simple and utilitarian building that housed the first enrolment of students at Lagan College in 1981; today, celebrating its 35th birthday, … Continue reading A Lagan College birthday: The story of integrated education in Northern Ireland

Young people want civic education in Northern Ireland schools: SDLP conference

Young people want civic education in Northern Ireland schools by Allan LEONARD 15 November 2014 Stratagem organised another set of sidebar coffee club conversations at the SDLP annual conference, Ramada Inn, Belfast. For the second time, I had two flipcharts with blank sheets to fill out the good, the bad and the ugly lessons from … Continue reading Young people want civic education in Northern Ireland schools: SDLP conference

Learning Together: NI21 party conference

Learning Together: NI21 Party Conference by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 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 could be increased in Northern Ireland, and what potential role NI21 could have here. The panellists were: Mark Baker … Continue reading Learning Together: NI21 party conference

Retaining “our shared Christian ethos” in shared education: DUP conference 2011

Retaining "our shared Christian ethos" in shared education: DUP conference 2011 by Allan LEONARD 26 November 2011 With Northern Ireland's Finance Minister, Sammy Wilson MP MLA, providing a warm up act at the DUP annual conference, I attended a panel discussion on "Fixing Education": Michelle McIlveen MLA (Chair) Rev. Trevor Gribben (Transferors' Representative Council) Billy … Continue reading Retaining “our shared Christian ethos” in shared education: DUP conference 2011

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Accommodating faith and diversity in Northern Ireland

Accommodating faith and diversity in Northern Ireland: @IFNetUK Inter-Faith Week 2011 by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 21 November 2011 OFMDFM Junior Ministers Martina Anderson and Jonathan Bell sponsored a panel discussion marking Inter-Faith Week, organised by the Northern Ireland Inter-Faith Forum: "Accommodating faith and diversity in Northern Ireland". The panel discussion was chaired … Continue reading Accommodating faith and diversity in Northern Ireland