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Less in-group, more Shared Future group: Lyttle implores OFMDFM

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CREETH BartonLess in-group, more Shared Future group: Lyttle implores OFMDFM
Alliance discusses its blueprint document for a cohesive and integrated Northern Ireland
By Barton CREETH for Northern Ireland Foundation
2 March 2013

“The concept of a Shared Future is very different from that of a shared-out future.” — Judith Cochrane MLA

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‘A Work of Genius’: Where in these dark times will we sing together?

20130108 Sacred Harp

20130108 Sacred Harp

CREETH Barton‘A Work of Genius’: Where, in these dark times, will we sing together?
By Barton CREETH for Northern Ireland Foundation
8 January 2013

A friend of mine once called the Sacred Harp book a ticket to community. The book, the size and weight of a kitchen cutting board, collects generations of sacred anthems and hymns, and exists for the purpose of community singing rather than performance.

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DUP affirms it will lead Northern Ireland to a shared future

20121124 DUP Logo

20121124 DUP Logo

CREETH BartonDUP affirms it will lead Northern Ireland to a shared future
by Barton CREETH for Northern Ireland Foundation
24 November 2012

At its annual conference, the DUP affirmed its commitment to leading Northern Ireland into a shared future, and promised a comprehensive strategy to deal with the root causes of sectarian attitudes.

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The healing tongue: Irish learners in Belfast finding common heritage and common ground

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20121119 Healing Tongue DSCN0827

CREETH BartonThe healing tongue: Irish learners in Belfast finding common heritage and common ground
By Barton CREETH for Northern Ireland Foundation
19 November 2012 

There is an Irish-language revival movement underway in loyalist East Belfast. At its epicentre is East Belfast Mission’s (EBM) urban regeneration project, Skainos, which opened in October along the Lower Newtownards Road.

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Earl Storey: Champion of reconciliation

20121001 Earl Storey Interview

20121001 Earl Storey Interview

CREETH BartonEarl Storey: Champion of reconciliation
An interview with the former director of the Hard Gospel Project
By Barton CREETH for Northern Ireland Foundation
1 October 2012

Can the historical cycle of division and violence be broken? The question lurks in the shadows of every street corner in the Northwest’s famous walled city. Driving through Derry-Londonderry’s different neighbourhoods, exploring how division has shaped this city, Earl Storey explained his hopes and fears about the churches’ role in building a shared future on this island.

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Transforming sectarianism in our churches

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CREETH BartonTransforming sectarianism in our churches: Interview with Dr Siobhán Garrigan, theologian and liturgist
by Barton CREETH for Northern Ireland Foundation
5 September 2012

Siobhán Garrigan identifies her nationality as both Irish and British. She made a point of stating this the first time I heard her speak. It was orientation day at Yale Divinity School (YDS), where she was then Dean of Marquand Chapel on campus. She was introducing ecumenical worship and how YDS strives to create a chapel culture where people worship amid difference and across the boundaries of division.