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Community Relations Week opportunity to showcase a united community, says Lyttle

September 18, 2017 12:54 PM

Chris LyttleThis week's Community Relations Week is an opportunity to showcase how we successfully build a united community, Chris Lyttle MLA has said.

East Belfast MLA Mr Lyttle, who is hosting a Community Relations Week event on the role of education in a post-conflict society in Parliament Buildings later this week, said this year's theme of 'Safe Space, Shared Place' was a chance to celebrate all aspects of our culture and heritage together.

"Community Relations Week offers a wide range of events and opportunities for people right across Northern Ireland to get involved, and to meet and learn about other communities and cultures. By being a welcoming society, our region becomes a better place to live for everyone in it.

"The event I am sponsoring around the role of education is particularly important - education is vital when it comes to building a united community, especially when the majority of young people today have no memory of the Troubles, peace process or even Good Friday Agreement.

"The week is another opportunity to show the benefits of a united community by helping to break down barriers and improve integration, and I would encourage as many people as possible to participate in it."

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