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STUDY ABROAD TRIP

Scotland and Northern Ireland

AUGUST 19 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2023

AN ENRICHING AND MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCE IN A POST-CONFLICT SETTING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics include the following:

  • The inner transformation of a peacemaker

  • Contemplative spirituality and building peace

  • The role of prayer in peacebuilding

  • Christian Nationalism

  • Gracious remembering in truth and reconciliation

  • Memory and storytelling in peacebuilding

  • Theology of reconciliation

  • The role of religion in sectarian conflict

  • Ritual and interreligious peacebuilding

  • Trauma healing

  • Restorative justice

  • U.S. Civil Rights Movement and The Troubles in N.Ireland

  • Lament in peace and reconciliation

  • Nurturing hope in conflict transformation

  • And many more...

Our partners for this two-week study abroad trip include the University of Edinburgh; Centre for Theology and Public Issues; Queen's University Belfast; The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice; Corrymeela Community; An Cuan Peace and Reconciliation Centre; Just Festival; Edinburgh Peace Institute; Guardians of the Flame; Saint Patrick Centre; Holy Cross Abbey, Rostrevor; and Tobar Mhuire, Crossgar.

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IRPJ Director, Dr. Andrew Phillip Klager, and peace theologian, Jonny Clark, in the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland

University of Edinburgh, Queen's University Belfast, and cliffs near the Giant's Causeway

St. Stephen's University, through the Institute for Religion, Peace and Justice, is offering a Study Abroad Trip to Scotland and Northern Ireland, with registration open to the public. This trip is an opportunity to journey along side other peacemakers and learn from reputable scholars and practitioners of peacebuilding and reconciliation, ex-combatants and victims of violent conflict during The Troubles in Northern Ireland, theologians and mediators, and other fascinating and invested people who are directly involved in grassroots, community-based peacebuilding, conflict transformation, and reconciliation from the ground up.

AT A GLANCE

DATES:  AUG. 19 – SEPT. 2, 2023
CREDIT HOURS: 6 c/h (only if taken for credit)
TOTAL TRIP COST FOR NON-CREDIT:  $3,500 CAD + flights
TOTAL TRIP COST FOR CREDIT:  $5,200 CAD + flights (incl. tuition)
DELIVERY MODES:  readings before the trip, intensive academic sessions with experts in their fields, festival attendance, pilgrimage / silent retreat, documentary screening with panel discussion, folk show and storytelling, learning tours and museums, assignments after the trip
CURRICULUM SUBJECTS:  Christian nationalism, post-conflict trauma healing, religion in peace and violence, inter-faith hospitality, memory and history in truth and reconciliation, restorative justice, forgiveness, hope-building, trust- and relationship-building, public theology, storytelling in peacebuilding, with application and case studies in post-Troubles N.Ireland

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IRPJ Director, Dr. Andrew Phillip Klager, speaking with Irish folk singer, Tommy Sands

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IRPJ Director, Dr. Andrew Phillip Klager, visiting the "Peace Wall" in the Shankill area of Belfast.

ITINERARY – AUGUST 19 to SEPTEMBER 2, 2023*

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Free Derry Corner, Bogside, Derry

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Saint Patrick's Way pilgrimage route

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Bobby Sands mural in Falls Road area of Belfast

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Davey Village at Corrymeela Community

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Tobar Mhuire Retreat Centre, Crossbar

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* This Study Abroad Trip itinerary is booked but is still subject to change if unforeseen circumstances dictate such changes.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

QUESTIONS? CONTACT OUR DIRECTOR

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