Corrymeela About


Our Learning

At Corrymeela we have a love and embrace of Learning.

Our work of being present to our world and learning what it means to live well together means that we are constantly in need of hearing new stories, engaging with new theories, discovering new meaning, revisiting old ideas and reframing new ways of encountering our societies. 

The practice of learning is a dynamic one, and one that requires humility, listening and engagement. To learn something is to recognise that there is something we did not previously know – whether we knew that or whether we were under misunderstanding or partial knowledge. 

At our resources page you will find fifty years of documents about our learning. 

Corrymeela began in 1965 – in the years before the Troubles. And we recognise that our call was never only to be a witness for peace during the Irish conflict, but rather a witness to dialogue, faith and life across all aspects of contemporary society. For us, our learning is as relevant to today’s fractures across racial, religious, gender and economic divides as it was during the sectarian divides that resulted in so much death, grief and division in Ireland. 

We have made our learning available for your perusal. We would be honoured to be in touch with you if you wish to find ways in which the learning of Corrymeela can be relevant to your contemporary circumstances.

Think Peaces is a collection of papers commissioned by Corrymeela to stimulate thinking about reconciliation and related issues.  These “Think Peaces” have been brought together by Derick Wilson and can be accessed via the Resources section of the website. [hyperlink to resources Faith and Life page] 

Within our resources section you will also find current programme team resources, and a link to our digital archive