Bear witness for peace #PeaceDay #GRWeek18 by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 21 September 2018 In support for International Peace Day and in conjunction with Good Relations Week and Culture Night Belfast, Belfast City Council hosted an event that featured a keynote speech by Rev. Trevor Williams, addresses by Councillor Tim Attwood, Susan Picken, […]
Transforming memories of war into memories of peace: Imagine Peace #GRWeek18 by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 18 September 2018 Imagine Peace is a photography exhibition launched at Belfast Exposed as part of Good Relations Week, featuring artists Ingrid Guyon and Antonio Amador with their Colombian peacebuilding subjects.
Never use memory (or lack thereof) to justify cruelty: @HMD_UK #HMD2015 by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 27 January 2015 For the Holocaust Memorial Day 2015, the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building, in cooperation with the Institute of Conflict Research, held a seminar event: “The Ethics of Memory and Community Recovery”.
The prevailing wisdom of A Love Divided by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 4 April 2014 Based on a true story, “A Love Divided” chronicles the aftermath of a mixed marriage in Co. Wexford, Ireland, where Protestant-raised Sheila refuses to send her children to a local Catholic school. She flees with her two young […]
Not a cosy conversation: Victims and survivors conference by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 25 February 2014 The Commission for Victims and Survivors (CVS) convened a conference “to listen to as many voices as possibinformingming its advice to the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister, the CVS Commissioner Kathryn Stone explained.
The North Down Association of the Alliance Party hosted an evening talk by Lord (Robin) Eames, former Anglican Primate of All Ireland and Archbishop of Armagh, and who served as a Co-Chairman of the Consultative Group on the Past in Northern Ireland. The talk was entitled, “Moving forward from a divided past”, and Lord Eames […]