One of the consequences of the conflict has been the breakdown of trust and communication between the two sides of the community. Each act of violence, whoever perpetrates it and whatever the reasons, widens that gap. PRG sees the task of reconciliation as the rebuilding of confidence and understanding and the reduction of fear and tension at a personal and community level. The group believes that everyone has to play a part in making peace and making sure there is a working relationship with people at all levels.
Projects and Activities
Developing and expanding the work of volunteers to engage in existing and new community relations activities To cater for those people who are victims of harassment and intimidation Provision of a transport service, in particular to facilitate cross-community contact Liaison with security forces, addressing issues of concern that effect both communities Organising seminars and conferences on issues effecting the conflict Provision of a community development service for local groups and associations Provision of training in community relations issues
Provision of Open College Network Accredited Programmes Training: Introduction to Conflict Resolution and Mediation Skills Intermediate Conflict Resolution and Mediation Skills Training Advanced Conflict Resolution and Mediation Skills Training Exploring Diversity - Facilitating Community Relations Work Citizenship, Social, Civic and Political Education