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Teaching peace in Northern Ireland: Saint Mary’s University students promote peace education

Posted: April 6th, 2010

In February, 16 students from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, a PSI member, travelled to Northern Ireland to engage students and teachers in addressing issues surrounding peace and the importance of conflict resolution.

SMU conflict resolution students
SMU Conflict Resolution students with group leader Bridget Brownlow.

This marks the fifth year that students from Saint Mary’s visited Catholic, Protestant and Integrated schools throughout Belfast to offer conflict resolution workshops. The trips are organized by Saint Mary’s University in collaboration with Peaceful Schools International, the Charitable Irish Society of Halifax, and Barnardo’s Children’s Charity.

Read the press release from Saint Mary’s University about the trip.

Read an article in the Saint Mary’s Journal about the trip.

Read the reflections of students who went on the trip (250KB PDF).

 Watch a photo slideshow:

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