Supporting conflict resolution across four continents and five decades
The Glencree Centre for Peace & Reconciliation works with individuals and groups to transform conflict, promote reconciliation, encourage healthy relationships and build sustainable peace.
We are an Irish-based, independent, non-governmental organisation. Founded in 1974 in response to the conflict in Northern Ireland, Glencree played an important role in the Irish Peace Process, bringing together those in conflict for confidential dialogue and helping to build relationships across divides. As well as our ongoing work on the island of Ireland, our perspective and expertise has been shared in more than ten conflict and post-conflict countries around the globe.
Our Vision is for Everyone to Live in Peace
Glencree stands for the possibility that peace and reconciliation are achievable when we act on what really matters to us.
We believe in a world where human rights are protected; where diversity is cherished; where all can live with dignity and respect in inclusive and equitable societies, free from violence or exclusion; where conflict is transformed peacefully.
Podcast 1: Introduction to Glencree
From the Good Friday Agreement to Brexit; women in peacebuilding to conflict facing the younger generation; a more inclusive Ireland for migrant communities to sharing experiences with the international peacebuilding community. Join Barbara Walshe, Chair of Glencree; Naoimh McNamee, CEO; and Community & Political Dialogue Manger, Pat Hynes.
Glencree’s organisational values describe our core ethics and principles. They guide our behaviour, decision-making, relationships in the organisation and our engagement with our members, programme participants and others. The collective behaviour of our Board and staff commit to demonstrating these values in all aspects of our work.
We are an independent, non-governmental organisation and registered charity.
We work from the belief that conflict can, and should, be resolved non-violently.
We support the participation of everyone engaged in, or affected by, conflict.
Equality and Diversity
Every person possesses innate dignity, and we treat each person with respect.
We welcome diversity within Glencree and embrace the identity, culture, power, gender and faith dimensions of peacebuilding and conflict transformation.
We commit to the highest standards of transparency and accountability including to our Board, members, participants, staff, organisational partners, and donors.
We ensure the effectiveness of our activities and the safety and well-being of participants, staff and organisational partners by maintaining appropriate levels of confidentiality.
Improvement Through Learning
We value learning and gaining knowledge from our work experiences, and through regular review and evaluation. We also place emphasis on developing the skills and well-being of our staff. We share our learnings and creative approaches within Glencree, and with others locally and globally, while at the same time endeavouring to learn from them.