Churches and faith based organisations

Churches and faith based organisations…their role in peace building in rural communities

This is one of a series of research/discussion papers which highlight the experience and learning from the activities of the Rural Enabler Programme 2010-2013. This paper highlights the work with churches and faith based organisations in peace building in rural communities

Flagging it Up

A community conversation on Flags and Emblems across Northern Ireland

Beyond Belfast

Contested Spaces in Urban, Rural and Cross Border Settings.

A report commissioned by Community Relations Council and Rural Community Network

Sharing over Separation – a rural perspective

This publication is the culmination of a series of research papers carried out jointly by the Community Relations Council and Rural Community Network in 2006.  It provides a rural lens on issues of segregation, exclusion, sectarianism and racism and explores how these manifest differently in rural communities.  The publication also includes a series of recommendations that provide a framework by which to develop solutions.

The thematic areas explored include: Community Development and Community Relations Flags and Emblems Housing Interfaces Race and Ethnicity Children and Young People and Rural Institutions.

‘As long as you gel in’

This report is the third and final one in a series which sought to document the experiences of minority communities in rural Northern Ireland. Co Fermanagh was selected as the research area and the research set out to provide an insight into how ethnic minority communities experience life in Northern Ireland and how the majority community receives and treats minorities in its midst. The report does not attempt to comprehensively represent in any way the stories or lives of any of the communities interviewed.