To promote peace through the fostering of understanding, mutual respect, trust, co-operation and friendship on a basis of dialogue between people North and South in Ireland. To encourage and facilitate ordinary people, particularly in Co. Meath to recognise their role and responsibility in helping to promote peace and understanding. To assist in the empowerment of these people in the long-term work of building the foundations for a lasting peace on the island. To raise awareness and improve information and to encourage and contribute to debate and meaningful dialogue on issues of conflict.
Projects and Activities
Development of North South Links and contacts Series of public talks Raising awareness locally - reports to local media, guest speakers on local radio; letters and statements to local papers; reports on public talks Informal discussions/study groups/workshops Schools programmes - Secondary schools in Meath and Louth including workshops, visits North, guest speakers. The group has held a number of workshops for teachers from Meath, Louth and Dublin in association with the School of Education, University of Ulster Adult education Research, preparation of reports, statements and papers; attendance at conferences, seminars etc. North and South; informal discussions/study groups/workshops; submissions to bodies such as the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation and the North Review Body on Parades Monitoring disputed parades in Rosslea and Newtownbutler in conjunction with Enniskillen Together. Peace vigils and rallies and books of condolence in schools and towns