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The group was formed in April 1993 after a peace rally in Slane, Co. Meath. It is not connected to any political party or religious denomination and is founded on the belief that ordinary people have a role and responsibility in bringing about a climate in which a just and lasting peace can develop. They have a range of awareness-raising and research programmes and are particularly active in fostering North-South links.
They aim to promote peace through the fostering of understanding, mutual respect, trust, co-operation and friendship on a basis of dialogue between people from the North and South of Ireland, and to encourage and facilitate ordinary people, particularly in Co. Meath, to recognise their role and responsibility in helping to promote peace and understanding.
Their work is realised through providing services such as public talks, education and training. The group also has an active research programme and have produced reports on a range of peace related issues, including police reform, human rights, and education.
Last updated: August 2009