Dialogue For Diversity was set up in Northern Ireland in 2009 by Irish and British Jesuits and people from other Churches. We want to develop more respect and esteem for all groups in society, especially the marginalized.
We focus on:
- Peace making
- Community Development
- Catholic Church Reform
- Writing and reflection
We have been influenced by the Northern Ireland conflict, its aftermath, and the need for a more inclusive society.
'Esteem' is about respecting, honouring and valuing other groups and individuals. It does not mean agreeing with their positions or actions.
In Northern Ireland some want to remain part of the UK and some want a United Ireland. Whatever our ultimate goal, we believe all of us are all called to commit ourselves to the other people living in this area. That means confronting sectarianism.
We believe God is three diverse persons in one God. Because of this diversity is important, so we oppose racism and work for an inclusive society.
In the light of Christ's involvement with marginalized people, it is important for us to learn from, be involved with, and work with people on the edge of society.
Dialogue For Diversity is recognised by Inland Revenue as a charity in Northern Ireland, reference number XT2162.