Peace Wall Removal
Community Celebrates Peace Wall Removal
Residents at a North Belfast interface hold a celebration event to mark a new era after the removal of a 30 year old Peace Wall.
A strategy for the International Fund for Ireland 2016-2020
The Peace Impact Programme (PIP) is delivering real and positive community transformation. Find out more.
Follow us on Twitter for the latest news and updates on events - @fundforireland
2015 was a landmark year for the Fund. Click here to read our year in review.
The Peace Impact programme is delivering sensitive interventions in communities that have not previously, or have only partially, participated in peace building and reconciliation activities.
The Peace Walls Programme focuses on helping interface communities to bring about the conditions that can allow for the removal of Peace Walls. Click here to read more.
The latest edition of our newsletter looks at commmunities taking risks for peace.
On 20th May 2017, the International Fund for Ireland met with the Olive Tree Initiative to discuss our peacebuilding work in Northern Ireland and the southern border counties.
The Olive Tree Initiative (OTI) began in the Spring of 2007 at University of California at Irvine (UCI) as a grassroots student and faculty initiative. A diverse group of students, with the support of faculty and community members at UCI, established OTI in response to tensions on campus surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a desire to address them in a constructive and innovative way.
They then organised and raised funds for a trip to the Middle East to learn about the conflict from those who live in its daily reality. The now annual study visit includes pre-and post-trip coursework, as well as mentorship and leadership development. This year’s trip included the UK and Ireland and a key interest is the role of business and economic advance in a peace process. The work of the Fund was of particular interest.
Dr Adrian Johnston (Left), is pictured with delegates from the Olive Tree.