The Church and Historic Commemorations

Commissioned by the Community Relations Council of Northern Ireland.
‘Beyond the Pale’ asks:
– Is commemorating the events of 1912 to 1922 a moment of opportunity or risk?
– What values should underpin historical reflection of this period?
– What practical actions can the Church take to ensure that historical reflection on this decade is constructive rather than damaging?

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Belief in the Future

The following is an abridged version of a paper presented by Bishop John McDowell (Church of Ireland Bishop of Clogher). It was presented to ‘Belief in the Future: Religion and Changing Identities’, by The Irish Association for Cultural, Economic and Social Relations, on 2nd July 2019   It’s one of those clever titles isn’t it. Will people in Read more…

INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT AND POST-CONFLICT SOCIETIES: INSIGHTS AND LESSONS FROM NORTHERN IRELAND

This report, part of the Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP),  summarises women’s experiences of intimate partner (domestic) violence (hereafter IPV) in Northern Ireland; the implications of IPV for physical and psychological well-being; its impact on children; and how experiences of IPV are shaped by violent political conflict, religion and culture. The Read more…