Hard Gospel debates taking down the peace walls

Friday November 21st 2008

The potential of taking down the peace walls will be under debate at a Hard Gospel Beyond the Box seminar taking place in Connor.

The Seminars aim to tackle difficult issues in Northern Ireland today, and to encourage creative thinking.

For the past 40 years peace walls have been erected in various parts of Northern Ireland as a response to inter-community violence. These walls have been sustained through the ceasefires, the 10 years since the signing of the Agreement and the establishment of devolved government in 2007.

At the seminar guest speaker Tony Macaulay will suggest a process that would create the conditions to make it safe for the walls to come down. He will also reflect on the contribution that the Church can make to this process.

Tony has worked with community development and reconciliation issues for the last 25 years. His presentation will be followed by an opportunity for discussion.

The seminar takes place in St Michael’s Parish Hall, Craven Street (off the Shankill Road), Belfast on Thursday November 27 at 8pm.

Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

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