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
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.
We encourage the participation of all stakeholders involved in a conflict, voluntarily and without pressure, regardless of their views or past behavior.
We believe that every human being deserves to be treated with equal respect, to have their dignity and human rights upheld.
We act as independent, impartial facilitators. We do not take sides or promote solutions but aid stakeholders in finding their own sustainable solutions to conflict.
We promote fairness and social inclusion in order to gain a greater understanding of the complex cause and effect of all forms of conflict.
We raise awareness of, and address, the gendered aspects of conflict and inequality.
We believe that everyone who participates in our programmes has the right to full disclosure, to take part voluntarily and to withdraw at any time, for any reason.