Feb 8 – Feb 9, 2013 Fri 7:00 PM – Sat 4:00 PM $1,500.00
Trip: Sunday May 5 – Monday May 13, 2013
A required orientation session takes place at Tatamagouche Centre on Feb. 8-9, Friday 7pm – Saturday 4pm and is included in the cost. Participants must register no later than Feb. 1st, 2013. Registration is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Corrymeela Community near Ballycastle, Northern Ireland, is an ecumenical Christian community working locally, nationally and internationally to embrace difference, heal divisions and enable peace-making and reconciliation. Its cross-community, inter-faith, youth and family work, has inspired peace and reconciliation programs worldwide, including Tatamagouche Centre’s Dialogue for Peaceful Change.
The goals of the trip are to deepen our understanding of peacemaking from a faith-based perspective within the Northern Ireland context, and to learn more of the Corrymeela Community’s history, organization and ongoing practice. Daily reflection circles will link our Northern Ireland experience with our own lives and Maritimes context.
Beginning and ending in Belfast, we will spend five full days based at Corrymeela. While there, participants will have opportunities to experience the rugged beauty of the Northern Ireland coast. As well, we will visit the Corrymeela Belfast office and have opportunities to tour notable Belfast attractions including the Titanic Museum, Queen’s University, and Belfast Castle, relaxing, if you wish, over a pint or two of Guinness!
Program Cost $1500. Includes registration, required orientation, all accommodation, travel within Ireland, resource sessions and food, for 8 days in Northern Ireland (except for lunches and dinners for 3 days in Belfast). Costs include shared accommodation; private rooms may be available at extra cost. Canada-Belfast flight is not included. A deposit of $200 is required to register. The balance is due March 1, 2013.
Martha Martin recently spent three months as a Corrymeela volunteer. She is a Diaconal Minister at St. Andrew’s United Church in Halifax, and also United Church Chaplain at Dalhousie University. A former Faith and Spirituality Coordinator with Tatamagouche Centre, she is now a member of the Program Resource Group and involved in youth and young adult programming.
Kathryn Anderson and Wilf Bean
Kathryn Anderson and Wilf Bean visited Corrymeela in 2008. They recently shared the position of Tatamagouche Centre Faith and Spirituality Coordinator. They are now exploring creative retirement!