Musicking for peacebuilding

Musicking for peacebuilding

Musicking for peacebuilding Sounding Conflict: From Resistance to Reconciliation by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 28 November 2019 The state-of-the-art acoustic facility, the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) at Queen’s University Belfast, was a most appropriate meeting place for a two-day symposium that explored the roles of music, from activist resistance to a hopeful […]

The role and responsibilities of media in divided societies. Discuss.

The role and responsibilities of media in divided societies. Discuss.

The role and responsibilities of media in divided societies. Discuss. by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 8 November 2019 A two-day international conference examined the role that media plays in divided societies and in creating more peaceful and stable communities. Organised by the Social Change Initiative in partnership with Conciliation Resources and the University […]

Lost Lives: Beauty from sorrow

Lost Lives: Beauty from sorrow

Lost Lives: Beauty from sorrow by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 1 October 2019 At Queen’s Film Theatre, Dermot Lavery and Michael Hewitt welcomed guests to a preview screening of Lost Lives, inspired by the acclaimed book of the same name, one which Lavery described as a monumental achievement: “Lost Lives was always at […]

The role of media in conflict: A Féile discussion

The role of media in conflict: A Féile discussion

The role of media in conflict: A Féile discussion by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 8 August 2019 Hosted by Féile an Phobail, the campaign group Time for Truth organised an event to examine the role of the media in conflict and to listen to the account of those journalists in the front line […]

Shared housing and integrated education: Building good community relations

Shared housing and integrated education: Building good community relations

Shared housing and integrated education: Building good community relations by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 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 […]

Post-Agreement identity narratives: A photographic essay

Post-Agreement identity narratives: A photographic essay

The 1998 Belfast/Good Friday Agreement gives legal recognition to the coexisting and overlapping national citizenships in Northern Ireland, entitling those born in the jurisdiction to be British, Irish, or both. The devolved administration codifies the traditional political identities of “Unionist” and “Nationalist”, as well as an opportunity for “Others”. The accord has also pledged greater […]