Events & News

June 2015 – Banbridge Good Relations Forum

Since 2014 Beyond Walls have worked with the Good Relations Forum in Banbridge in partnership with Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Council, to support local people in exploring the good relations challenges and opportunities in the local area, as well as how the issues across Northern Ireland impact their community.  Programmes, events and activities to date include: storytelling/life histories process, panel sessions, role of the media in good relations, We Were There film and panel session, Peace Monitoring report presentation and facilitation of a panel session exploring the consequences of the Northern Ireland conflict as part of the showing of the internationally recognised play Bassam (‘Bassam’ is the heartfelt story of an ordinary man with an extraordinary decision to make. This show explores the themes of revenge and forgiveness set against the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.)

April – June 2015 – Facilitation of the ‘Unheard Voice’ Series

Beyond Walls were asked to facilitate a series of public sessions which grew from needs being identified in the East Belfast area.  The series to date has included public meetings exploring the current priority needs and concerns in the East Belfast Community, exploring educational under achievement – it’s causes impact and potential solutions.  Future sessions planned include: Revisiting the Good Friday Agreement – what it means, how it applies to life for people of Northern Ireland today.

July 30th 2014 – Is it Time to Forgive?

Beyond Walls are pleased to be involved and give an input into the Institute for Justice & Reconciliation Roundtable discussion on 30th July 2014 at 5.30pm in the IJR offices Capetown.

June 2014 – What Does it Mean to Really Engage with the ‘Other’?

In Banbridge Old Town Hall 25th June, Beyond Walls were delighted to host Idan Imeir and Fadl Mustapha to have the powerful play Bassam performed as part of a panel session evening to explore ‘What it means to really engage with the experience of the ‘other’.  Followed a series of questions and valuable insights from the audience and range of panel members present.  The event was funded by Peace III.

May 2014 – Exploring the Promise & Pitfalls of Compassion & Forgiveness

In Crumlin Road Gaol, on 19th May Beyond Walls in partnership with INCORE and Fetzer, Beyond Walls facilitated a valuable event to share learning from South Africa, Israel-Palestine and the conflict in and about Northern Ireland.

2013 – Panel Sessions  In partnership with Peace III Engaging in Good Relations, Beyond Walls organised part one of a series of valuable panel discussions to explore different perspectives and experiences of the conflict.