Working Together for Sustainable Peace

(Templepatrick, Northern Ireland, 2003)

Presentations by practitioners from Northern Ireland and elsewhere, along with working groups, allowed over 100 participants to examine the challenges for community and political action in Northern Ireland.


Naomi Chazan, Professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and former Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Parliament

 Northern Ireland

Eamonn Deane, Director of the Holywell Trust
Jackie Redpath, Chief Executive of the Greater Shankill Partnership
Pat Convery, Social Democratic and Labour Party Councillor
Patricia Lewsley, Member of Legislative Assembly for the Social and Democratic Labour Party
Jim Wells, Member of Legislative Assembly for the Democratic Unionist Party
Monica McWilliams, Leader of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition
Seamus McAleavey, Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action
Dave Wall, Director of the Voluntary and Community Unit of the Department of Social Development
Quintin Oliver, Stratagem
Jacinta De Paor, LIVE Programme Co-ordinator, Glencree Reconciliation Centre
Stevie Johnston, Director, Workers’ Educational Association
Niall Fitzduff, Director, Rural Community Network
Colm Bradley, Director, Community Technical Aid
Joe Law, Co-Director, Trademark
Monina O’Prey, Programme Manager, Community Foundation for Northern Ireland
Dr. Fionola Meredith, Training and Policy Worker
Isobel Loughran, Training and Education Worker, Women into Politics
Mark Thompson, Director, Eolas

Martin Snoddon, Director, Conflict Trauma Resource Centre

South Africa

Roelf Meyer, Chair of the South African Civil Society Initiative, and former South African Minister of Defense and Minister of Constitutional Affairs

Spain/Basque Region

Gorka Espiau Idoiaga, spokesperson and Deputy Director of Elkarri, the Social Movement for Dialogue and Accord in the Basque Region

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