Stepping Forward:Reconciliation and the Good Relations Agenda in Organizational Practice in Northern Ireland

Derick Wilson

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Abstract

This chapter outlines the way in which reconciliation in Northern Ireland has been promoted through some civil society groups and actors. It draws on experiences since 1965 with the practice, research and policies associated with trust building and reconciliation. The new policy and strategic framework under the banner of Good Relations has the potential to connect the work of local government and community organizations, regional bodies and Government through the promotion of improved community relations across traditional divides. This means that citizens committed to reconciliation – whether out of civic duty, a moral imperative, a faith perspective or a desire for a more interdependent world – should now be supported by the activities of public institutions, civil servants and community agencies.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationPathways to Reconciliation: Between Theory and Practice
EditorsPhillippa Rothfield, Cleo Fleming, Paul Komessaroff
Pages179-189
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Keywords

  • Conflict Management
  • Cross Cultural Studies Culture Conflict
  • Reconciliation
  • Good Relations
  • Northern Ireland
  • Trust Building
  • Equity
  • Diversty
  • Interdependence

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Wilson, D. (2008). Stepping Forward:Reconciliation and the Good Relations Agenda in Organizational Practice in Northern Ireland. In P. Rothfield, C. Fleming, & P. Komessaroff (Eds.), Pathways to Reconciliation: Between Theory and Practice (pp. 179-189)
Wilson, Derick. / Stepping Forward:Reconciliation and the Good Relations Agenda in Organizational Practice in Northern Ireland. Pathways to Reconciliation: Between Theory and Practice. editor / Phillippa Rothfield ; Cleo Fleming ; Paul Komessaroff. 2008. pp. 179-189
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(1991), ‘Teaching and Learning With Adults in Northern Ireland’, in Poggeler, F. and Yaron, K. (eds), Adult Education in Crisis Situations (Jerusalem: Magnes Press). Morrow, D. (1991), ‘The Wrath of God: Churches and the Experience of Violence in Northern Ireland’, in Alexander, Y. and O’Day, A. (eds), The Irish Terrorism Experience (Dartmouth: Aldershot and Vermont). Morrow, D. (1994), ‘Escaping the Bind in Northern Ireland: Teaching and Learning in the Ethnic Frontier’, in Yaron, K. and Poggeler, S. (eds), Meeting of Cultures and the Clash of Cultures: Adult Education in Multi Cultural Societies (Jerusalem: Magnes Press). Morrow, D. (1994), ‘Games between Frontiers’, in Weisbaden, E.J. (ed.), Northern Ireland: Past and Present (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag). Morrow, D. and Wilson, D.A. (1993), Three into Two Won’t Go: From Mediation to New Relationships in Northern Ireland (Washington: National Institute for Dispute Resolution). Morrow, D. et al. 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(1977), Violence and the Sacred (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins). Girard, R. (1978), To Double Business Bound, Essays on Literature, Mimesis and Anthropology (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins). Harding, V. (1983), There is a River: The Black Struggle for Freedom in America (New York: Random House). Jarman, N. et al. (2005), Community Cohesion: Applying Learning from Groundwork in Northern Ireland (London: Groundwork UK). Kaptein, R. (1988), A Short Survey of the Work of Rene Girard (Understanding Conflict Project). Kaptein, R. (1992), ‘Ethnocentrism and Northern Ireland’, paper presented at the Conference on Violence and Religion, 7–9 May 1992, University of Stanford, Stanford. Kaptein, R. and Morrow, D. (1993), On the Way of Freedom (Dublin: Columba Press). Institute of Conflict Research (2005), Hate Crime Project (Belfast: Institute for Conflict Research). Lorenz, W. (1994), Social Work in a Changing Europe (London: Routledge). Morrow, D. (1991), ‘Teaching and Learning With Adults in Northern Ireland’, in Poggeler, F. and Yaron, K. (eds), Adult Education in Crisis Situations (Jerusalem: Magnes Press). Morrow, D. (1991), ‘The Wrath of God: Churches and the Experience of Violence in Northern Ireland’, in Alexander, Y. and O’Day, A. (eds), The Irish Terrorism Experience (Dartmouth: Aldershot and Vermont). Morrow, D. (1994), ‘Escaping the Bind in Northern Ireland: Teaching and Learning in the Ethnic Frontier’, in Yaron, K. and Poggeler, S. (eds), Meeting of Cultures and the Clash of Cultures: Adult Education in Multi Cultural Societies (Jerusalem: Magnes Press). Morrow, D. (1994), ‘Games between Frontiers’, in Weisbaden, E.J. (ed.), Northern Ireland: Past and Present (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag). Morrow, D. and Wilson, D.A. (1993), Three into Two Won’t Go: From Mediation to New Relationships in Northern Ireland (Washington: National Institute for Dispute Resolution). Morrow, D. et al. 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(2005), Honest Patriots (Oxford: Oxford University Press). Spellar, J. (Rt. Hon MP) (2005), A Shared Future: Policy and Strategic Framework for Good Relations in Northern Ireland, published on Monday 21 March 2005 by way of Written Ministerial Statement (WMS) in the House of Commons. See: <http://www.asharedfutureni.gov.uk/>. Stevens, D. (2005), The Land of Unlikeness, (Dublin: Columba Press). Van Rhijn, A. (Secretary) (1977), Three Years of Conferences in Holland: A Report and Evaluation (Bergen: Dutch Northern Irish Advisory Committee). Volf, M. (1996), Exclusion and Embrace (Nashville: Abingdon Press). Wilson, D.A. (1994), Learning Together for a Change, D. Phil. Thesis (unpublished), (Coleraine: School of Education, University of Ulster). Wilson, D.A. and Morrow, D.J. (1994), Ways Out of Conflict (Belfast: Corrymeela Press). Wilson, D.A. and Tyrell, J. (1995), ‘Institutions for Conciliation and Mediation’ in Dunn, S. (ed.), Facets of the Conflict in Northern Ireland (London: Macmillan Press). Wright, F. (1987), Northern Ireland: A Comparative Analysis (Dublin: Gill and Macmillan). Wright, F. (1988), ‘Reconciling the Histories of Catholic and Protestant in Northern Ireland’, in Falconer, A. and Liechty, J. (eds), Reconciling Memories (Dublin: Columba Press). Wright, F. (1996), Two Lands on One Soil (Dublin: Gill and Macmillan and The Understanding Conflict Trust). Youth Council for Northern Ireland Website <http://www.jedini.com>. Rothfield.indb 187 26/06/2008 14:43:42

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