Peace By Peace - Rainbow Project

Peace By Peace

Peace by Peace: where the march for true and lasting peace meets the march towards a truly equal, diverse and inclusive society.

The Peace by Peace initiative aims to;

  • Increase the sense of belonging of ALL individuals in society
  • Improve good relations between ALL communities in society

Through Creating safe spaces for people

  • to identify “social interfaces” and work towards the transformation of these interfaces towards more peaceful states of existence
  • to attest and begin to heal from the personal impact of their experience of conflict at these social interfaces
  • to piece together the diverse and intersectional nature of peace and conflict in the variously described Northern Ireland and beyond

 

Background

The idea for the Peace by Peace initiative evolved from a series of conversations, ‘Pride in Our Identities’ facilitated by Community Dialogue and the Rainbow Project in Belfast and Derry/Londonderry during the period 2017-2018.

To celebrate the Rainbow Project’s 25th Anniversary in 2019 the partnership wanted to take these conversations on multiple identities and intersectionality to the next level and invited further collaboration with the wider LGBTQ+ sector and beyond. CarafriendNI, HereNI, Transgender NI, LGBT Humanists and UNISON joined the initiative to help organise the first Peace by Peace conference in September 2019

Our conference report will be available soon. 

This was followed up by a residential in Corrymeela November 2019

Our residential report will be available soon.

The Covid 19 pandemic halted progress on the initiative until October 2020 when a series of conversations has helped to shape an action plan for 2021

How can I get involved in Peace by Peace in 2021?

There are now a number of ways you can get involved in the Peace by Peace Initiative in 2021, right now we are getting everything ready and we will be back with more information soon.

For further information, please email dean@rainbow-project.org or jim@communitydialogue.org 

The idea for this conference has evolved from a series of conversations, ‘Pride in Our Identities’ facilitated by Community Dialogue and the Rainbow Project in Belfast and Derry/Londonderry during the period 2017-2018.