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Issue 126: February 2005

Glencree Peace Education Resource Package World's Apart?
The package provides numerous activities that help to explore and understand conflict and reconciliation, both in Ireland and beyond, and which link to key themes and requirements around knowledge, skill-development and action project completion within the curricula of: - Transition Year - CSPE, Junior Certificate - Religious Education, Junior Certificate - Religious Education, Leaving Certificate Applied. Importantly, this package also offers a number of Action Projects that can be used to fulfil the requirements within the Religious Education, Leaving Cert Applied curriculum for active participation in or observation of students' own communities. Likewise, these projects can be used to fulfil Transition Year requirements for community service, action-based learning or project work and research. For Further info contact: Hugh Doyle, Education Programme Manager, Glencree Centre for Reconciliation, Glencree, Co Wicklow, e-mail or phone 01 282 9711.

Organic Centre, Rossinver, Co Leitrim
Located at Rossinver, 8 miles from Manorhamilton, and established in 1995, the Organic Centre aims to provide training, information and demonstrations of organic gardening, growing, farming and sustainable living. It has a wide variety of different kinds of garden, a wetland sewage disposal system, and a shop with seasonal plants, vegetables, tools and seeds. The Centre is open from 1st April - 30th September daily from 11 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. (closes Friday 3pm); admission is €5 adults, children free, €3 concessions (the Centre is only open during October to April by appointment). As well as courses on growing and soil fertility and rotation, it runs ones on ecological housing, sustainable energy, relearning lost skills, and a conscientious/sustainable lifestyle. Some courses are run in Dublin (Dundrum) for people who find it difficult to get to Leitrim, also in Co Clare.. Course fees in Leitrim are typically €75 for a day. Educational tours for different purposes are arranged on request. An informative 52 page booklet is produced on 'Courses and Activities 2005' which is available free on request; or you can visit their well-designed website at which includes an order form which can be downloaded. You can support the work by becoming a friend, annual individual membership €30. The Organic Centre, Rossinver, Co Leitrim, phone 071 - 98 54338, fax 071 - 98 54343, and e-mail

EYFA/Gluaiseacht Wintermeeting and 'Anti-war activism'
European Youth For Action (EYFA) and Gluaiseacht, Irish Movement for Global Justice, would like to invite you to take part in the annual EYFA Wintermeeting which takes place at The Boghill Centre,, Kilfenora, Co Clare, from 2nd - 10th April 2005. See for more details. The EYFA Wintermeeting is the annual general meeting of the EYFA network, and the venue changes each year, from country to country. Gluaiseacht are hosting and organising the meeting this year in Ireland; 'Anti-war Activism' is the theme for this meeting. The meeting will be in 2 parts with EYFA working days from Sun 3rd - Wed 6th, and Gluaiseacht Anti-war Meeting days from Thur 7th - Sun 10th. Accommodation and food are available at low cost at the venue, which is in a beautiful part of the country, close to the sea and The Burren. Space is limited and deadline for applications is February 28th. Inspired by the pledge to action of the UK Trident Ploughshares, we would like to set up a network similar to theirs, where all people despite age, politics, religion and differences can work together for peace; if you are interested, please write to Gluaiseacht, c/o Tracey Ryan, Cromogue, Bog Cross, Dromcollogher, Co Limerick, Ireland. You can phone Tracey at +353 (0)87 6543425 or Niall at +353 (0)86 8444966, or email us at

Pit Stop Ploughshares for trial, 7th March
The five members of the Pit Stop Ploughshare, Deirdre Clancy, Nuin Dunlop, Karen Fallon, Damien Moran, and Ciaron O'Reilly, come up for trial at the Four Courts, Dublin, on 7th March, for their action on February 3rd, 2003, nonviolently disarming a U.S.Navy War Plane at Shannon Airport. Solidarity with those on trial is possible in a number of ways including financial support which can be made out to "Ploughshares Defence Fund" and sent to 134 Phibsborough Road, Dublin 7, or directly by bank transfer to Ploughshares Defence Fund, Bank of Ireland, Ballygall Road, Finglas, Dublin 11, Bank Codes IBAN: IE18BOF190055118972983 and BIC No./Switch Code BOFIIE2D. More information from web e-mail or phone 087 918 4552 or 01-454 9144

2005 INCORE Summer School
The INCORE Summer School provides a structured learning opportunity to analyse the dynamic and constantly changing field of conflict resolution and peacebuilding. Focusing on the latest research and concepts in specific topics of conflict resolution, participants are invited to compare, contrast and learn from different perspectives. The School offers a unique opportunity to create links between theory, practice and policy. Special attention is given to how the experience and research of both practitioners and academics can impact upon policy makers within the field of conflict resolution. The 2005 International Summer School will run from June 13-17 2005. This year we are offering five courses: -The Management of Peace Processes - Track Two Approaches and Integrated Peacebuilding - Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Peacebuilding Programmes - Gender, Conflict and Education - EU Policies and Activities in Peacebuilding, Crisis Management and Resolution. The 2005 Summer School will open on June 13 with a day-long introductory course Northern Ireland's history and conflict. Detailed information about the 2005 Summer School, including online application details, is available INCORE, Magee Campus, Aberfoyle House, Northland Road, Derry/Londonderry BT48 7JA, phone 028 - 7137 5510.

Burma - Beyond the silence - Galway, Dublin, Belfast
Burma Action Ireland have a series of meetings taking place in Galway, Dublin and Belfast:

Galway Public Meeting on: 'Burma - Beyond the Silence'; themes - what's happening in Burma; why do we hear so little; did it escape the tsunami; what's the status of Aung San Suu Kyi; what can we do to stem human rights abuses. Monday Feb 7th, 8pm at SIPTU HQ, Forster Court, Galway. Speakers are: Galway Lord Mayor Catherine Connolly (intro remarks), Harn Yawnghwe (Director, Euro-Burma Office), Michael D Higgins (Foreign Affairs spokesman, Irish Labour Party), Dr Kathleen Cavanaugh (Lecturer in Human Rights, NUI Galway), Hugh Baxter (Chairman, Burma Action Ireland).

Dublin Public Meeting, Tuesday Feb 8th, 8pm at Lord Mayor's residence, The Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2. Speakers; Harn Yawnghwe, David Joyce (Development Education Officer, Irish Congress of Trade Unions), Muireann Ni Bhriain SC (Child Protection Consultant), Hugh Baxter.

Belfast Public Meeting at Belfast City Hall (Reception Hall) on Wednesday Feb 9th, 8pm. Speakers; Harn Yawnghwe, Carmel Hanna MLA (Chair of the Assembly cross-party group on International Development), Patrick Corrigan (Programme Director, Amnesty International), Hugh Baxter. lFurther details on the above from John Copley, Burma Action Ireland, phone 01-495 0171, mobile 087-695 8756, e-mail and web

SCI/IVS/VSI Africa/Asia/Latin America Exchange Programme
This programme enables people to gain an insight and understanding of different development issues facing people and countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America by participating in voluntary work projects, of practical benefit to local communities. They are organised by local voluntary work organisations and involve teams of local and international volunteers helping to build, renovate, plant trees, and make play facilities for disabled children. During their two-month stay in a developing country, volunteers will join in 2-3 short- term projects in different parts of the country as well as visiting development and community projects run by other organisations. VSI and IVS are organising Information Workshops around the country during February:

Cork Sat. February 5th. 11.15am at the Youth Information Centre, YMCA, 11/12 Marlboro St., Cork.

Dublin Sat. February 5th 11.00am at the Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St., Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Tullamore Tues. 15th February at 8.00pm in the Bridge House Hotel (Club Room), Tullamore.

Belfast Thurs. 24 February at 6.00pm in the IVS -NI office, 34 Shaftesbury Square.

There is a comprehensive preparation and orientation programme - details at information workshops. If you are over 21 and have voluntary work experience then contact VSI or IVS for more details.
VSI, 30 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1, phone 01 - 8551011, e-mail and web
IVS, 34 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast BT2 7DB, phone 028 - 90 23 81 47, e-mail and web

IVS are also looking for projects here for the 2005 programme which would benefit from a team of international volunteers [SCI volunteers come well recommended - Ed].

International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament, 24th May
The pack for this year, produced by IFOR/International Fellowship or Reconciliation and IPB/International Peace Bureau, looks at the Pacific and other important issues on women and peace; included are lots of ideas for action and solidarity. The pack is available to download- the website of the Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) at IFOR, or it can be ordered at €5 a copy from IFOR Women Peacemakers Program, Spoorstraat 38, 1815 BK Alkmaar, Netherlands, phone +31 72 512 3014, e-mail WPP also produces an e-mail bulletin, contact for details.

FEASTA's New Office
Feasta, the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability, has moved to a new office - 10a Lr Camden Street, Dublin 2. The new phone no is 01-4053615 but the e-mail remains the same. FEASTA Bulletin is a useful e-mail newssheet which can be ordered on the website at

Fairtrade Fortnight (1-13 March)
In 2004 FAIRTRADE Mark products continued to become more widely available, and some of them even became cheaper. 2005 will see these trends continue and there will also be more products like wine available. As we learnt in 2003, when Clonakilty became Ireland's first Fairtrade Town, people all over Ireland can make a huge difference in their own areas when they decide to make a better deal for Third World producers a personal commitment. There are now 30 Fairtrade Town/City groups around Ireland hoping to follow Clonakilty's example and 2005 will see more groups meeting the Fairtrade Towns criteria. [Source, Community Exchange 162]

Debt and Development Coalition (DDC)
DDC has been mapping out work and happenings during 2005 which include the report from the Commission on Africa in April, the G8 meeting in July chaired by the UK who have made clear their commitment to bring about a resolution on the debt issue, and in September the United Nations will report on progress towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. DDC will be involved internationally with a civil society coalition under the banner Global Call to Action on Poverty; and in Ireland it will be working with groups working on trade and aid under the slogan Make Poverty History. DDC has also issued a short paper on Debt and the Tsunami Disaster. Debt and Development Coalition Ireland, All Hallows, Gracepark Road, Dublin 9, phone 01 - 857 1828, e-mail and web

Nonviolence? Help!
The Nonviolence Help website (previously referred to in NN) has been retired but the content has a new, roomier home at the website of the Nonviolence Training Project at under the 'Resources' section.

Bruderhof Peacemakers Guide
A useful website on peacemakers and peacemaking is at which includes details on 65 peacemakers, some well known and some not so well known, plus other material on nonviolence. The Bruderhof is an international movement of people who seek to live in a way that (in the words of the early Quaker George Fox) "takes away the occasion for war"-and the social and economic divisions that bring about war. Members work and eat communally. Further details on the Bruderhof at

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