Cross community contact
The nature of society in Northern Ireland often restricts the
opportunities young people and adults have to engage in dialogue
with those who hold very different views to their own. Various
schemes exist in Northern Ireland to fund activities designed
to bring about more contact between Catholic and Protestant communities.
Such contact requires careful preparation, structuring and the
building of trust between participants.
The Off the Walls series and the Speak Your Piece guide
provide a basis for people from different communities in Northern
Ireland to engage together in dialogue about contentious issues
concerning identity, culture, religion and politics.
Handling controversial issues
Dickson, A. and Doherty, M. (1995) Lifelines - A Youth
Workers' Handbook to Cross-Community Work, Northern Ireland:
Fitzduff, M. (1988) Community Conflict Skills, Belfast.
Community Relations Council.
Morrow, D. and Wilson, D. (1996) Ways out of Conflict, The
Understanding Conflict Trust.
Plant, M. and Firth, R. (1995) Teaching Through Controversial
Issues, Nottingham: The Nottingham Trent University.
Identity, stereotyping and prejudice
Counteract (1996) Dealing with sectarian harrassment in the
workplace (video), Belfast.
O'Connell, E.E. (1977) Northern Ireland Stereotypes, Dublin:
College of Industrial Relations.
Public Service Broadcasting (1992) Frontline: A Class Divided
(video), USA: PBS.
Rogers, P. (1990) Power to Hurt: Exploring Violence, Belfast:
Irish Council of Churches.
Culture and symbolism
Crozier, M. (ed) (1989) Varieties of Irishness, Belfast:
Institute of Irish Studies.
Crozier, M. (ed) (1990) Varieties of Britishness, Belfast:
Institute of Irish Studies.
Loftus, B. (1994) Mirrors: Orange and Green, Dundrum: Picture
Rolston, B. (1992) Drawing Support: Murals in the North of
Ireland, Belfast: Beyond the Pale Publications.
Religion and Northern Ireland
ICC/ICJP (1985) Looking at Churches and Worship in Ireland,
Belfast: Irish Council of Churches, Irish Commission for Justice
Greer, J.D. and McElhinney, E.P. (1985) Irish Christianity:
Five Units for Secondary Pupils, Dublin: Gill and MacMillan.
McMaster, J. (1993) The Churches and Cross-Community Work with
Belfast: Youthlink NI.
McMaster, J. (1994) Strategy for Peace, Belfast: Youthlink
Politics, the law and human rights
Citizenship Foundation (1995) Young Citizen's Passport, London:
Hodder and Stoughton. Council of Europe (1995) The Human Rights
Album, Strasbourg: Council of Europe. McCann, D. (1993) Rights
and Responsibilities: Practical guide to Law in Northern Ireland,
Belfast, The Peace People.
McCarthy, S. (ed) (1995) Civic, Social and Political Education
Project, (study units), Dublin: Curiculum Development Unit.
Northern Ireland Curriculum Council (1993) Law In Our Lives,
Belfast, NICC. O'Brien, E.L., Greene, E. and McQuid-Mason,
D. (1996) Human Rights for All, St. Paul: National Insitute
for Citizen Education in the Law.
Rowe, D. and Thorpe, T. (1995) Understand the Law , London:
Hodder and Stoughton.