Dialogue For Diversity

Dialogue For Diversity

What We Do

Dialogue For Diversity focuses on prisoners, migrants, peace making, restoring the planet, and community development in Northern Ireland. We also work for the reform of the Catholic Church and write.

Prisons
Some of the Dialogue For Diversity team are involved in chaplaincy work in Maghaberry Prison. Others are part of the Community Support project. For details on this, click here.
 
Migrants
Brendan MacPartlin, in conjunction with Daniel Gouveia, has opened a drop-in Centre in the Mayfair Business Park for migrants. The service offers advice on housing, benefits and other support, together with language training.For more information, click here.
 
The ACRE Project
The ACRE Project (Active Communities Restoring the Earth) works with local community groups to bring about positive climate change. The Project Coordinator is Dympna Mallon. For more details click here.
 
Peace Making
Brian Lennon in conjunction with Community Dialogue runs a series of projects on peace-making. These bring together people from divided groups for dialogue about contentious issues. For more details, click here.
 
Catholic Church Reform
As a group we are committed to continuous reform of the Church, including empowering laity, especially women, and respect for marginalised groups.
 
Community Development
In Portadown Michael Bingham, Brendan MacPartlin and Frank Brady work with many groups including Drumcree Trust, the Mayfair Centre and Drumcree Health House. In Armagh Brian Lennon works with the SPRING Trust, which helps to educate youth living in marginalised areas.
 
Writing and Reflection
Brian Lennon is author of So You Cant't Forgive? Moving Towards Freedom (Dublin: Columba, 2009), Peace Comes Dropping Slow: Dialogue and the Peace Process in Northern Ireland (Belfast: Community Dialogue, 2004), Catholics and the Future of Northern Ireland (Dublin, Columba 1995), Can I Stay in the Catholic Church (Dublin: Columba, 2012, with Tim Kinahan, Does Christ Matter? An Anglican and Jesuit in Dialogue (Irish Messenger, 2017), Mary Magdalen and the Gardener: Women Leaders in the Church (Irish Messenger, 2020), and many articles on the conflict. Michael Bingham has written several articles on mediation. Brendan MacPartlin has written extensively on industrial relations.