What is compromise?

2 February 2014

Professor John Brewer, Professor of Post Conflict Studies in the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice at Queen’s University Belfast, writes for An Phoblacht Free article

Commemoration, memory and history

29 April 2014

WHO remembers Slobodan Milosevic? He was a hero to some; to others he was ‘The Butcher of the Balkans’, the person who brought genocide and slaughter back to Europe after the Nazi atrocities earlier in the 20th century. Free article

Urgent political action required following Windsor Castle gestures

29 April 2014

CHANGE is happening all over Ireland because of the Irish Peace Process. The nature of that change has different dynamics North and South and is now impacting upon the historic colonial relationship between Britain and Ireland. And this is happening against the backdrop of our conflict resolution process. Free article

Put yourselves in the shoes of others

2 June 2014

Rev Steve Stockman and Fr Martin J Magill write in our series ‘Uncomfortable Conversations’ Free article

Choosing our words carefully

1 July 2014

REV STEVE STOCKMAN, Minister of Fitzroy Presbyterian Church, Belfast, and Fr Martin J Magill, Parish Priest of Sacred Heart Parish, Belfast, penned a very interesting and challenging article in the June edition of An Phoblacht. Free article

‘Blame game’ politics are stopping progress – it’s time to move forward

1 July 2014

SEVENTIETH anniversary ceremonies to mark events that changed the direction of the Second World War have just concluded. Free article

Monty Python and small steps

4 August 2014

FOR most of the world, 1969 was the year of Neil Armstrong’s moon landing and “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”. For us in this part of the world, it marked the beginnings of our ‘Troubles’. But for another group of people it marked the launch of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Free article

Now is the right time – by Dawn Purvis

1 September 2014

HAVE YOU ever needed to have a difficult conversation with someone and would rather not face it? Free article

The right to remember

1 September 2014

RECENTLY I have been considering what motivated an estimated 210,000 Irishmen to enlist in the British Army during the First World War. It is a question that has exercised minds in Ireland for many years, perhaps more so recently in the context of the upcoming centenary commemorations. Free article

Looking at our past through a lens of generosity

1 October 2014

CONVERSATIONS involve sharing opinions, but we need to remember that opinions, however passionately held and compellingly presented, remain opinions. Too often they are presented as irrefutable facts which do not allow for an alternative point of view to be recognised. Free article

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