Join Sister Cities Nashville for a discussion
with Northern Irish Peacemaker and Community Arts Leader the Rev. Bill Shaw
Tuesday, November 15, 7:00 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
3900 West End Avenue
The word ‘peacemaker’ is often overused. For Bill Shaw of Northern Ireland, it is an understatement. For over 25 years he has been working to reconcile differences at the center of the Troubles in North Belfast. Bill conducts his work not through evangelism or politics, but by creating opportunities for finding both common ground and cross-cultural exchange in a shared space he created known as the Duncairn Arts and Culture Center.
Bill will talk about "Building Peace and Promoting Reconciliation," and give an introduction to Northern Ireland, its conflict and peace process. Guests will hear about his perspectives on growing up in divided Belfast, how difficult reunifying a country can be, and how this history can be insightful and relevant to Nashville. The discussion will include an interactive Q&A portion.
A light reception hosted by Westminster will follow the discussion portion.
This is a casual event and all are welcome. No RSVP needed.
Questions? Please contact Sarah Lingo email@example.com or 615-952-0201
About Bill: Bill Shaw has been the Director of the 174 Trust for over 20 years. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II personally awarded him the Officer of the British Empire status, and he has visited the White House several times. He is an enthusiastic supporter of the Nashville-Belfast Sister City relationship, a true music lover, and an avid collector of vintage vinyl albums.
Articles about Bill and his work: