Terry Waite addresses NI clergy on peace

The North East PEACE III Partnership has celebrated the success of its unique Clergy Peace Building Project with a closing conference in Ballymena, Co. Antrim addressed by renowned international humanitarian, author and former Beirut hostage, Terry Waite CBE.

The Clergy Peace Building Project worked with 30 individual clergy to promote peace building opportunities within the North East area and offered opportunities for clergy within and across denominations to work together on projects with their congregations to promote tolerance and respect for others.

At the closing conference Mr Waite shared insights gained from 30 years of international service in some of the world’s major conflict regions. The event also heard from a number of participating clergy who outlined the positive contribution the project has made to their work in peace building.

During the lifecycle of the project a total of 13 resource allocation projects have been developed and delivered by the participating clergy jointly, illustrating the grassroots peace building activity currently happening in the region and providing a solid foundation for on-going and future initiatives to further support peace building work among the clergy.