Latest Stories/
Seeing the Gaps

Saturday, June 6, 2020

“When you answered the phone you just didn’t know what you were going to be asked…” That’s how the last few months have been for Mandy Kearns, who’s manager of east Belfast Alternatives. Whether it was cries of help for food, someone to talk to,...

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Home by Home

Monday, May 4, 2020

“We’ve all come through so much in Belfast; there’s so much more to these communities than ever gets out; the number of people who are just so quick to switch on & help.” Seamus Corr, from Blackmountain Shared Space Initiative, reflects on the last few...

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Taste of Freedom

Saturday, March 9, 2019

What’s the link between hot chocolate, a heart for the underdog and rehab opportunities for human trafficking survivors? Well, in the first of a series of spotlights on change makers here, David McIlroy has been speaking to social activist Tara Mullen of Refuge Hot Chocolate...

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Spotlighting the Change Makers

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

With big picture politics here in paralysis, it can seem that real change is forever eluding us. There’s a sense that the political breakdown is costing us – when it comes to the advancement of peace & reconciliation. In fact the tragedy is that some...

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For the silent majority …

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

An open letter to those with power & influence… Just a few months ago we sat among people who gathered to remember the Good Friday Agreement 20 years on. The sense of history in the room couldn’t be missed. News reel images & stories from...

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A mother’s battle; a community’s shadow

Monday, April 30, 2018

“My son is a recovering addict & spent most of his teen years involved in gang life,” writes Lorna*. “He’d been thriving – but suffered a mental health breakdown and during that time he got into real trouble… “I’ve always had a sense of pride...

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Latest Film/
No sides & new starts in east Belfast

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Four women's groups have come together in east Belfast to try and overcome divides in this part of the city. The women were from Short Strand Women's Group, the Diamond, East Belfast Independent Women's Group and the Lagan Athletic Ladies' Football Club. The challenge was the patchwork nature of community work in east Belfast & their aim was to blur those lines and build new working relationships. This is their story...

Four women’s groups have come together in east Belfast to try and overcome divides in this part of the city. The women were from Short Strand Women’s Group, the Diamond, East Belfast Independent Women’s Group and the Lagan Athletic Ladies’ Football Club. The challenge was...

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Latest Photography/
Hope

Friday, July 6, 2012

By CMC photos – a series of images to capture the hope that can be all too easy to miss in spaces right across our city… If you’re passionate about photography – N.I – and hope – then you might like to submit some of...

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