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Bear witness for peace #PeaceDay #GRWeek18

Bear witness for peace #PeaceDay #GRWeek18

25 September 2018

Bear witness for peace #PeaceDay #GRWeek18 by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 21 September 2018 In support for International Peace Day and in conjunction with Good Relations Week and Culture Night Belfast, Belfast City Council hosted an event that featured a keynote speech by Rev. Trevor Williams, addresses by Councillor Tim Attwood, Susan Picken, […]

Transforming memories of war into memories of peace: Imagine Peace #GRWeek18

Transforming memories of war into memories of peace: Imagine Peace #GRWeek18

21 September 2018

Transforming memories of war into memories of peace: Imagine Peace #GRWeek18 by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 18 September 2018 Imagine Peace is a photography exhibition launched at Belfast Exposed as part of Good Relations Week, featuring artists Ingrid Guyon and Antonio Amador with their Colombian peacebuilding subjects.

Another fine edition of our human books: Living Library #GRWeek18

Another fine edition of our human books: Living Library #GRWeek18

18 September 2018

Another fine edition of our human books: Living Library #GRWeek18 by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 17 September 2018 As part of Good Relations Week 2018, Belfast City Council hosted its seventh annual Living Library event, where public visitors come in to borrow a “human book” — a person who sits across from you […]

Sustaining hope for peace: Global Conflict 2018 #GFA20

Sustaining hope for peace: Global Conflict 2018 #GFA20

25 August 2018

Sustaining hope for peace: Global Conflict 2018 #GFA20 by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 23 August 2018 In partnership with the University of Chicago and its Pearson Institute, Queen’s University Belfast hosted a two-day conference, “Global Conflict: The Human Impact”. This report recounts the first day’s events, which focussed on sharing learning from the […]

Developing respect in our politics: Leaders’ debate @FeileBelfast

Developing respect in our politics: Leaders’ debate @FeileBelfast

10 August 2018

Developing respect in our politics: Leaders’ debate @FeileBelfast by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 8 August 2018 The high level of respect displayed by the audience and speakers at St Mary’s University College for a leaders’ debate organised by Féile Belfast belied that of the current political situation in Northern Ireland.

Wheelchair Mum

1 August 2018

I had a couple of hours to pass while waiting for my new spectacles to be fitted. Walking about Belfast city centre, I captured a few moments of street photography. But I missed the image of the day. Approaching Donegall Place from Castle Lane, suddenly a woman in a wheelchair, aged in her 30s, turned […]