Alternative to Institutionalised Violence

Training for Peace and an Alternative to Institutionalised Violence (ed)

Glencree Summer School: …for a new generation
The Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation’s annual Summer School will take place from 27th to 29th August and focuses on the role of youth in providing political leadership in sustaining and advancing peace and reconciliation both on the island of Ireland and around the world; it is entitled ‘Leadership for a new generation – power, politics and participation’. In an Irish context at least this younger generation have lived most of their lives in a post violence environment.

This throws up a number of interesting considerations: Do the next generation have the same prejudices and baggage carried by their parents who were essentially on a war footing in Northern Ireland? Will they have a broader perspective than the current political leadership who for the most part have existed in an environment of instability and mistrust? And does their lack of experience of conflict increase or decrease the likelihood of a resumption of old hostilities?

The format of the weekend will include panel discussions as well as an Open Space forum. Among the panel discussions for the weekend, subjects include: What kind of leadership do we need? What is the role of young people in creating change, and how do we move from a legacy of violence? The cost of attending the weekend which includes all meals and accommodation is €100.

For more information or to book a place contact Emmet MacSwiney on 01- 282 9711 (00 353 1282 9711 from outside the Republic of Ireland) or email

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