Pathways to Palestine

Posted on 24. Jun, 2009 in Charity, Humanitarian Aid, Places of Conflict

Life in Gaza continues to get more difficult for its citizens. Restrictions in food and medical supplies means that many people go without the basics. Four students decided to do something to help raise money and more importantly awareness. Gearoid Ó Cuinn, John Maher, Eoghan Quinn and Ronan Sheehan are going to cycle 4000 miles […]

Reconciliation in Sierra Leone

Posted on 27. May, 2009 in Community, Places of Conflict

Last week we heard from the Archbishop of Freetown and Bo, who has been one year in his job in Sierra Leone. This week he talks with Miriam Gormally about the inter religious challenges he faces in trying to bring together people of different faiths in Sierra Leone. 

Conflict in Congo

Posted on 29. Apr, 2009 in Places of Conflict

The Congo has often been referred to as the “forgotten conflict” because it has been going on for so long, that it tends to fade into the background. Miriam Gormally met Micheal O’Riordain OxfamIreland’s Humanitarian Programme Co-ordinator, who has been to the Congo several times and was there again recently. He began by explaining what […]

Censorship on Tibet

Posted on 01. Apr, 2009 in Media, Places of Conflict

Conflict between China and Tibet is in the news again as China has banned an internet video showing violence towards Tibetans. China is also believed to be behind the South Africa ban on allowing the Dalai Lama entry to a peace conference in Johannesburg. Miriam Gormally met Neil Steedman, chairman of the Tibet Support group […]

Displaced in Somalia

Posted on 04. Mar, 2009 in Charity, Conflict, Homelessness, Places of Conflict

If you had 15 minutes to leave your home and flee for your life and possibly never to return, what would you bring? This is a situation that Trocaire asked Current Rose of Tralee, Aoife Kelly to try. Unfortunately this is a reality for many people and displacement is the theme of this year’s Trocaire […]

Christian Palestine Relations

Posted on 03. Sep, 2008 in Places of Conflict

Places of conflict worldwide continue to make media headlines on a daily basis and sadly many of them involve religious differences.  The ongoing dispute in the Holy Land in one such example.  Some years ago the Rev. David Moynan from Kilternan, Co. Dublin visited the region and on returning home was inspired to see what […]

The Future of Northern Ireland

Posted on 05. Oct, 2005 in Places of Conflict, Politics

Anne Carr has spent 20 years encouraging people to work together for peace in Northern Ireland. She speaks to Miriam Gormally about the recent news that all IRA weapons have been decomissioned. She talks about how violence must now become a thing of the past and objectives must be reached through democratic and political methods […]

Preventing Torture

Posted on 22. Jun, 2005 in Church Teachings, Crime, Faith and Justice, Places of Conflict

SPIRASI is a humanitarian, intercultural, non-governmental organisation that works with asylum seekers, refugees and other disadvantaged migrant groups, with special concern for survivors of torture. Michael Begley talks to Miriam Gormally about the range of services they offer to those in need and their involvement in the United Nations day in support of victims of […]