Workshop 3: Ethics and the Battle of the Somme

Event Information

Date: 28 Jan 2016
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Europe Direct Centre: Letterkenny Library
Location: Central Library Letterkenny

Event Description

One of the main concerns and driving motives behind the establishment of the European Union was Schumann’s desire to ‘make war unthinkable and materially impossible’.
1916 commemoration and the various commemorations around the decade of remembrance from 1912 to 1922 can cause tensions between people of different traditions. This series of workshops followed by a major conference on ‘Ethical Remembering’ brings together members of different traditions in Donegal to talk about their differences and strive for a better understanding of these differences. We hope that these events will encourage people to recognise and respect their neighbours’ different narratives and perhaps come to a better understanding and; tolerance of difference.
The 4 workshops are facilitated by Maureen Hetherington and Seamus Farrell who have worked on these issues with different traditions in Northern Ireland from their base in The Junction in Derry.
The workshops are preparation for the Conference in February
This third workshop will look at the experiences of the Protestant community around the Decade of Remembrance of 100 years ago.