Irish World Heritage Centre

Rethinking Radicalisation – invitation to an event in Manchester

January 19, 2015 | Nick Taylor

The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace is hosting the event Rethinking Radicalisation on Thursday 22nd January 2015 17:30 to 20:30 at the Irish World Heritage Centre, Cheetham, Manchester, M8 0RY with another event to follow in February 2015.  THE EVENT IS NOW FULL AND WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANY MORE DELEGATES – details of the February event to follow.  You can monitor this event using the hashtag #4peace

The Rethinking Radicalisation event will take a fresh look at radicalisation—what does it mean to you, locally?

What’s the impact of violent extremism and the response to it as we face ISIL and the increasing support of the Far Right?

What can we do about it? 

Can we learn from other places and times that have been challenged by radicalisation, confronted with polarised communities, or had to deal with the impact of conflict ‘back home’ and ‘here at home’?

This workshop will explore whether we can – and what to do next. 

At this event, the second of three workshops looking at these issues, you’ll have a chance to have your say, reflecting your experience on how things are now, and what are the next steps to meet community needs.

We will be looking at how we can build a Mancunian response to these issues from the grass-roots up. 

With guest speakers from across the UK, the event will see perspectives and experiences shared by people who are ‘experts’ by experience, as well as practice. 

Who should attend? 

Anyone who has an interest in their communities and in issues affecting us all.

From community workers to community members, from police to local Councillors; this event aims to bring people together from all sectors and backgrounds. We encourage those who do not normally engage in large community events to attend as these are issues affecting people from across society.

The workshop is an informal and relaxed setting designed to enable people to really talk about the thorny issues and refreshments will be provided

A Foundation For Peace Event

The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace was established in 1995 by Colin and Wendy Parry, parents of Tim, one of two boys killed in the IRA bombing of Warrington in 1993. Today, the Foundation works in the prevention, resolution and response to violent conflict We support victims and survivors of political violence and provide learning programmes which explore the causes and effects of conflict and its resolution through non-violent means.  We are an independent charity that is expert in facilitating dialogue between individuals and groups.

Guest Speaker

Our speakers are to be confirmed but will include Ted Cantle CBE Chief Executive Cohesion Institute

Ted Cantle – read more click here

Ted Cantle set up the Institute of Community Cohesion (iCoCo), and this became the UK’s leading authority on community cohesion and intercultural relations. He has established the iCoCo Foundation to build on this work and to develop policy and practice on interculturalism and community cohesion.

In August 2001, Ted Cantle was appointed by the Home Secretary to Chair the Community Cohesion Review Team and to lead the review the causes of the summer disturbances in a number of northern towns and cities. The ground breaking Report –known as ‘the Cantle Report’ – was produced in December 2001 and made around 70 recommendations. The concept of ‘community cohesion’ was subsequently adopted by the UK Government and many of the interventions which it spawned have been used by local communities in this country and around the world.

The Irish World Heritage Centre 

The Irish World Heritage Centre, Manchester, has been in operation since 1984 and moved into a new purpose built premises in 2013 and soon after were visited by Irish President Michael D. Higgins. The new centre was officially opened by An Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny on 10th March, 2014.

For over thirty years the Irish World Heritage Centre has acted as the regional hub for the Irish community in the northwest of England.

The new centre has excellent state of the art and conference facilities with various rooms for hire.  Our event will be in a Function Room with a glorious panorama of the city centre.  The centre has a secure car-park for 150 cars.

The Irish World Heritage Centre provides a warm welcome to all members of the community and is a great venue for the event.



To register to be involved in this event, please contact Anna Connelly 

Tel : 01925 581246 

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