Survival

Survival

I mean, I sometimes give the image of life being like a river: the river flows, something terrible happens in our lives, and our lives become like whirlpools,…

Victims & Survivors

Victims and Survivors

I have long characterised my journey as a journey from victim to survivor to victor, and then I explain what I mean by that, in the sense of…

Economic Inequality

Economic Inequality

“People are resettled not in their former or original places—rather, in a different place where they cannot continue their occupation. For instance, a fisherman was resettled in a…

Fear

Fear

Peace was a great help to us. In the past during the years of war we were living with constantly trembling hearts. We lived in fear. When children…

Memory

Memory

Q: And is it important to move on, or is there a role also for remembering? A: I think you must do both. You know, there is a…

Religion

Religion

Q: Who would you count as victims of the troubles? Who would fall into that category for you? A: What religion do you mean? —From Northern Ireland INTRODUCTION…

Leadership

Leadership

“It is nearly three years that the war has ended but there is disparity in all government activities. We are resettled and we were promised that we would…

Fairness

Fairness

You know there is only so much you can give and there is only so much you can take. But how much do Catholics—not the ordinary Catholic person,…

Reciprocity

Reciprocity

“Racial integration is only moving where whites predominantly are. Because you don’t see white children in Coloured and African schools. So why is that? It is a one-way…

Compromise

Compromise

What is important for the future is that both parties understand each other. We should not keep wrong things in the heart and wish them harm. Having seen…

CAC-Community

Community

“Well, over there now there used to be the peace line. Now there is a new set of shops… Instead of having a wall, you build something that…

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Our [son] would probably turn ‘round and say to you, “Now look Da, its gone.” I think he actually got over it a lot quicker than [my wife]…

Hope

Hope

There is a slogan that says you see the light at the end of the tunnel, then there is a hope. The problem here is we don’t see…

Next Generation

Next Generation

Now, children born after three years [of peace] are very fortunate. They are born without the sounds [of war]. These children who are born have a future if…