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Reconciling the past, looking to the future

October 17, 2013 | Nick Taylor


A conference is being held in London on Saturday 19th October called Towards A New Ireland.

The conference is hosted by Sinn Fein and will consider a number of subjects looking at Ireland’s economic future, progress 15 years on from the Good Friday Agreement and the challenge for Irish diaspora communities in Britain.
It will also include a session looking at Reconciling the past, looking to the future and there will be a discussion about how the peace process is taken forward.
The conference will be addressed by a variety of speakers including Gerry Adams and with contributions from key politicians such as Diane Abbott MP, former British soldier and now Conservative MP Kris Hopkins, Jonathan Powell, former Downing Street Chief of Staff, journalist Roy Greenslade, Marianne Elliot Liverpool University and Angela Smith, Deputy Ni Equality Commissioner.
Our Founder, Colin Parry has agreed to be part of a panel discussing how we reconcile the past and look to the future.



The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace is a charity that works nationally and internationally to promote peace and non-violent conflict resolution.

We are independent and do not take sides, we are not faith based or a campaigning organisation. We raise income from charitable giving and funding and provide services via commissions.  

The Foundation hosts and attends national and International events bringing together leading practitioners, academics and policy makers to share thinking and practice.

We work with victims of terrorism, veterans, young people and specific communities such as ‘diaspora.’  We work with all sides including ex combatants and those who may have used violence to further their aims. We also work with those who may be vulnerable to violence and extremism.  We work with professionals to prepare them to be able to deal with critical incidents.