Building Community Through Active Citizenship in a Contested Society

Open to Everyone
Free to Attend

Dialogue Society, London

Dr Johnston McMaster

Irish School of Ecumenics and Co-ordinator of the Education for Reconciliation Programme, Northern Ireland and the Border Counties

The seminar will explore the contribution active citizenship can make to a divided society. Northern Ireland is not alone in being a contested society and in this context the challenge is to develop a vision of the common good inclusive of all faiths and none. What does an active and shared citizenship mean and what are the core components of active citizenship? The seminar will highlight the core values of diversity, interdependence, equality and justice as well as the importance of a culture of human rights, participative democracy and civic responsibility.