Humanist conference on Humanism, War and Peace
The All Ireland Humanist Summer Schooltakes place from 29th-30th August, in Carlingford Co Louth with the topic ‘Humanism, War and Peace’. Speakers include writer and journalist Ruth Dudley Edwards, David Pollock (IHEU representative on the Council of Europe), Keith Jeffery (Professor of Modern History, QUB) and Norbert de Kooter (Dutch Humanist Military Chaplain). It takes place at the Heritage Centre, Carlingford, Co Louth, 28th-30th August, starting officially at 10 am on Saturday 29th August (registration from 9.15 am). Attendance for both days is €45/£36 (concessions available and one day booking possible), dinner on Saturday available for an extra payment, and booking details have an accommodation booking link. See http://www.humanistni.org/ with links for booking form or booking online. The July/August issue of the magazine ‘Humanism Ireland’ also has articles on the topic.
70th Anniversary of Hiroshima bomb, Dublin, 6th August
The annual commemoration for the victims of the Hiroshima atomic bomb will take place on Thursday, 6th August, the 70th anniversary of the bombing, at 1.05 p.m. at the memorial cherry tree in Merrion Square park, Dublin 2 - the tree was planted by Irish CND in 1980. The commemoration will be opened by Lord Mayor of Dublin Críona Ní Dhálaigh. The President of Irish CND, Canon Patrick Comerford, and Mr Naoki Yoshimura, First Secretary (Political) at the Japanese embassy in Dublin, will also speak. There will be short contributions of poetry and music from Irish and Japanese artists (weather permitting) and the laying of a wreath at the memorial tree. Representatives of several other embassies will also be in attendance.
This annual ceremony gives an opportunity to stand in solidarity with the victims of these horrific weapons of mass destruction, and to affirm a determination to work for their elimination, the only way to ensure that the ghastly events of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will not be repeated. Approximately 17,000 nuclear weapons remain in the world today. While this is less than the Cold War peak, it is still enough to destroy life on earth as we know it many times over. Organised by Irish CND/Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament http://irishcnd.org/
Glebe House conference: Integration – A challenge for us all
As part of the 40th Anniversary celebrations of Harmony Community Trust/Glebe House there will be an international, 5 day-residential seminar – Integration; A challenge to us all - to discuss the issues and challenges of integration within communities in Northern Ireland and further afield. The dates for the full seminar are 31st August to 4th September, though there will be possibilities for day visitors to attend the talks and some workshops. International participants are anticipated through Service Civil International (VSI in Ireland). The venue is Glebe House, Strangford, Co Down and the costs are €50 or £40 for the 5 days or €10 or £8 per day.
Meath Peace Group: Decade of Centenaries seminar
‘Turned Away’ and ‘Just A Second!’ Dublin launch
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