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Chief Commissioner's blog: "Sharing this place we call home"

Chief Commissioner's blog: "Sharing this place we call home"
Chief Commissioner Dr Michael Wardlow's latest blog on equality and good relations.

Every year about this time the Community Relations Council sponsor Good Relations week, a series of events encouraging people to "engage and foster new relationships".  This annual focus allows us to offer or take part in an activity which is aimed at trying to build a better shared future.

The issue of “good relations” is of vital importance for Northern Ireland and, if we are to make any progress in this contested area, we need to have a common understanding on what we mean when we talk of building a “shared future” in this place I call home. 

Let me be clear, for me this would mean a society in which my future would include yours, and where we can work together to create better opportunities for our children, grandchildren and others who choose to come and live amongst us.

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