GLENCREE’S PAT HYNES SPEAKING AT THE CONFERENCE PAVING THE PATH TO PEACE: CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE NORTHERN IRELAND PEACE PROCESS IN BELFAST ON 26 APRIL 2023
26/4/23: Glencree’s Pat Hynes, the Head of our Community and Political Dialogue Programme Team, was pleased to share his thoughts and nearly 30 years of experience at the at the conference “Paving the Path to Peace: Civil Society and the Northern Ireland Peace Process in the MAC Theatre, Belfast on 26 April.
Pat has been working in mediation and facilitated dialogue for 30 years or so, as a central and vital part of the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation’s supportive role in the Northern Ireland Peace Process. Pat Hynes and the wider team, including renowned mediator Geoffrey Corry, learned many key lessons along the way.
Location: MAC (Theatre Upstairs) Belfast, 10 Exchange Street
Date: Wednesday 26th April 2023
Panels: 1.) 09.45 – 11.10: ‘Will I Be Heard?’ Trauma, Healing, Stories’ - Alan McBride (WAVE Trauma Centre), Damian Gorman (playwright), Prof. Marrianne Elliott (Emeritus Professor, University of Liverpool) Chair: Prof. Tony Gallagher (Queen’s University Belfast)
2.) 11.20 – 13.00: ‘Social Movements and Pressure for Change’ - Avila Kilmurray (Social Change Initiative), Bronagh Hinds (Senior Associate DemocraShe), Jackie Redpath (Greater Shankill Partnership), Tom Gillen (former Deputy Assistant General Irish Congress of Trade Unions) Chair: Alyson Kilpatrick (Chief Commissioner Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission)
3.) 14.00 – 15.30: ‘Working In Communities’ - Eileen Weir (Shankill Women’s Centre), Father Martin Magill (St. John’s Parish), Jim McCusker (former NIPSA General Secretary) Chair: Diane Greer (community facilitator)
4.) 15.40 – 17.15 - ‘Reconciliation: Navigating the Path to Peace’ - Pat Hynes (Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation), Dr Emily Stanton (Corrymeela Community and independent researcher), Rev. Lesley Carroll (Prisoner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland), Mary Montague (Mediators Beyond Borders) Chair: William Crawley (BBC)
Organisers: Dr Connal Parr, with assistance from Dr Stephen Hopkins
Thanks to: Una Cahill, Kevin Cooper, Dr Struan Kennedy, John McMullan, Tony McMullan, Alex Wimberly Supported by the Irish government’s Reconciliation Fund
This conference was dedicated to the memory of our friend May Blood (1938–2022)
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