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Celebrating Mo Mowlam and Women Peacebuilders: Hen Norton in conversation with Monica McWilliams

Join us for an informal conversation between Professor Monica McWilliams, Co-founder of The Women’s Coalition and Henrietta Norton film director and step daughter of Mo Mowlam, to celebrate Mo’s personal and political legacy and successfully negotiating the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, as part of the International Women’s Day celebrations on the 8th March 2021.

Belfast Lord Mayor launches ‘One Thousand Paper Cranes’ Project

Belfast Lord Mayor Cllr Daniel Baker has launched the ‘One Thousand Paper Cranes’ project at Ulster University, Belfast. The project, developed by the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building in partnership with Ulster University and Craic NI, celebrates diversity, culture of peace and links between Northern Ireland and Japan.

Noli Timere – Christmas reflection from Lord Alderdice

These are difficult and frightening times. Democracy is fraying and peace is hard to find. Those of us who are committed to building democracy and peace could be forgiven for feeling dispirited. So Christmas is all the more welcome for the powerfully paradoxical message that it brings.

International peace conference marks Good Friday/Belfast agreement

Our Chairman Lord Alderdice, together with Chris Patten (Conservative), Angela Smith (Labour) and Onora O’Neill (Cross-Bench) put down an amendment to the Bill to entrench the Pinciples of the Good Friday Agreement. Here is why Lord Alderdice felt it was necessary –

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

21 March 2018 Volume 790

House of Lords, Committee (9th Day)

Lord Alderdice (LD): My Lords, I am very grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Patten of Barnes, not only for the passionate and articulate way in which he introduced the debate on this group of amendments—particularly Amendment 261—but also for the lifetime of commitment that he has given to the issues of Northern Ireland. That length of commitment speaks a great deal to me, as someone from that part of the United Kingdom.