War and conflict cause hurt and trauma that can take generations to heal. A culture of fear and silence can envelop communities making them sceptical of the “other.” Without an impartial facilitator to begin the process of reconciliation they risk further segregation as deep divisions remain prevalent.
The Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation is an Irish NGO dedicated to transforming violent conflict and building peace in Ireland and internationally.
Projects in 2019
We will continue to run our project aimed at addressing the legacy of violence through faciliated dialogue. The overall project goal is to create meaningful, purposeful and sustained contact between victims/survivors groups and representatives of groups and individuals with differing interpretations of what happened in the past. This will include, if appropriate, those perceived to have contributed to causing harm. - https://www.glencree.ie/peace-iv/
We aim to continue our Refugee and Cultural Diversity Programme which seeks to build on Glencree’s experience in providing opportunities for people from divided communities to listen to the experience of ‘the other’, reduce prejudice, and develop constructive connection and collaboration. - https://www.glencree.ie/refugee-and-cultural-diversity/
We aim to continue to run the project of "Facilitating the Role of Women as Community Leaders". The Glencree Women’s Programme enhances understanding among women of the complex relationships in Ireland, north and south, and facilitates the future developments of equality, pluralism and multi-culturalism. The Programme redresses the imbalance of opportunities for women and enables women to play a positive role in the life of their communities. - https://www.glencree.ie/the-glencree-womens-programme/