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Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation

Best practice Educating young people

Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation (Glencree) is an NGO that works in conflict transformation and violence prevention with adults and young people, who may be at risk of adopting a sectarian worldview, engaging in paramilitary organisations or else in developing racist behaviours (or have previously manifested in this way). Glencree also works with victims/ survivors of paramilitary violence in order to help them to come to terms with their loss and suffering and in order to avert inter-generational revivals of conflict and violence.

Glencree tries to engage with people from marginalised backgrounds where political conflict has been a reality and cooperates with schools, community, women’s organisations, political groups, students, ex-prisoners/ former combatants and youth organisations within the island of Ireland (North and South) and between Britain and Ireland.

Glencree employs methods of relational work, single identity group work, facilitated dialogue, activity based workshops, restorative circles and participants forums. Basic ground rules to create safety through respect, equality, honesty, self-expression and voluntary engagement apply to all formats of work. Trained practitioners come from backgrounds in mediation, facilitation, youth work and conflict transformation.

Glencree is keen to develop inter-generational dimensions, work with groups, which it has previously not had access to, explore the overlap between sectarianism, racism and homophobia and also look at how its learning might be applied more locally.

Contact details:

Eamon Rafter