Continuing Education Course, ‘Ethical Remembering’ Begins 19 Jan in Belfast

Ethical Remembering: Acknowledging the Decade of Change and Violence, 1912-1922

A six session course from 19 January 2011-23 February 2011, 7.30-9.30 pm

at the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin at Belfast

683 Antrim Road, Belfast, BT15 4EG

Course facilitators: Dr Johnston McMaster & Dr Cathy Higgins

Wednesday 19 January 2011

Ethical Remembering and Future Vision

Wednesday 26 January 2011

Covenant, Guns and Militarised Politics

Wednesday 2 February 2011

Rising, Blood Sacrifice and Equality Deferred

Wednesday 9 February 2011

The Somme, Slaughter and Sectarianised Memory

Wednesday 16 February 2011

An Irish Parliament and a War of Independence

Wednesday 23 February 2011

Partition, Civil War and Legacy

Overview of the Course

The events of 1912-1922 provided a decade of enormous change in Ireland leaving a legacy for good and ill. The events shaped the rest of the 20th century and still cast a long shadow into the 21st century. The Ulster Covenant and Easter Proclamation, in ways a mirror image of each other, became foundational documents of two states in Ireland after 1921. Everything had changed by 1922 but the decade was also a decade of intense and often brutal violence. The legacy of violence remained and erupted again in Northern Ireland for a further 35 years at the end of the 20th century.

The centenaries of these dramatic events will be remembered between 2012-2022. The critical question is how? In a very different world and context how will we remember events of change steeped in violence? Both the change and the violence need to be remembered and acknowledged together in Ireland and Britain. Ethical remembering will mean asking critical and ethical questions about violence, justice, peace in the context of the present and the desired shared future.

The course will explore the events of the decade, the change that took place and the violence that surrounded it all. Above all what is our future vision?

Who should take the course?

The course is open to anyone interested in the subject matter and in improving understanding between the churches and within the local community. The courses take place in a relaxing environment, giving people the opportunity to contribute, listen, discuss, learn from  others and make new friends.

Funders: The course is part-financed by Community Relations Council Core Funding.

For Further Information contact:

Karen Nicholson

Tel: 028 9077 5010


Inclusive Course Fees:

Unwaged £10

Waged £20