The Community Relations Council notes with sadness the death of Ray Davey, the founder of Corrymeela, Northern Irelandís longest established peace organisation.
CRC Chair, Tony McCusker, said:
“Ray Davey was an inspiration to many people in Northern Ireland who were seeking non-violent ways of dealing with conflict. Against the background of the Second World War and his own first hand experience of the damage created by war and violence he sought to create a new world based on peace and reconciliation. Corrymeela which he founded in the Sixties became an important respite centre and safe space for dialogue during the Troubles for communities caught up in the conflict.
His work has led to an important foundation of peace-building for others to follow. His vision of a future based on reconciliation and mutual respect is one that remains crucially relevant today and will be his real legacy.”