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Day of Private Reflection

Thursday, 21 June 2007 is an initial Day of Private Reflection.

People from Northern Ireland, Great Britain, Republic of Ireland and further a field are invited to reflect, individually and privately, upon the conflict in and about Northern Ireland and the future that is before us.

The Day of Private Reflection is an opportunity for us all:
  • To acknowledge the deep hurt and loss caused by the conflict in and about Northern Ireland,
  • To remember the men, women and children who on a daily basis live with the consequences of the conflict,
  • To reflect on our own attitudes that might have the potential to negatively impact on others and society,
  • To reflect on what more each of use might have done or might still do to uphold and enhance all other people's right to life and quality of life, and
  • To make a personal commitment that, as we begin to move forward as a society, such loss should never be allowed to happen again.


For more see the Day of Private Reflection and Healing Through Remembering sites. Or you could post this in your livejournal/blog.

Comments

( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
lauriemann
Jun. 21st, 2007 10:52 am (UTC)
That's a fascinating idea. A day to encourage people to think about a difficult issue.

Guess it'll never happen in America...but it's still a fascinating idea.
bryanmahon
Jun. 24th, 2007 12:20 am (UTC)
Thinking about Ireland and Irish
Hi Nicholas - I live in Melbourne Australia and I've been deeply into things Irish this week: Reading Piaras Beslai's "Michael Collins and the making of a new Ireland" pub.1926, working on the story of my grandfather,a Dublin Pal of WW1, who was frost bitten at Kosturino - hence my discovery and interest in your journal; watched "The Wind that Blows the Barley" on DVD, etc..quite a lot of Ireland this last week! great to read your journal...Bob
nwhyte
Jun. 24th, 2007 05:57 am (UTC)
Re: Thinking about Ireland and Irish
Gosh - you're the grandson of your namesake, I guess? His importance in constructing the new Ireland has never been properly written up. Have you seen my visit to the Kosturino battlefield?
bryanmahon
Jun. 24th, 2007 10:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Thinking about Ireland and Irish
Actualy grandson of William Nagle from Dublin (not Bryan Mahon, who was of course the general under whom my g'f and the 10th Div served). Your journal on Kosturino was how I came across you and Livejournal. Some ten years ago I went to Gallipolli; ANZAC and onto Suvla Plain where few travellers get - then to Thessalonika. I didn't have any clear idea at that time of how to get to Kosturino, where to actually go etc and left that trip for another time. Last year I followed his WW1 journey to Ypres and Passendaele, and finally Cambrai where he has shot three times(and survived). We lived for six month sif Dublin an dwhile there I gave a talk at the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Assoc on "What my Grandfather did in the Great War. The Mayor of Dublin was there! Recognition of the 10th and 16th Divs has been VERY slow in coming in the South. Best reagards Bob
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