Irish Network for Nonviolent Action Training and Education

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16 Ravensdene Park, 
Belfast BT6 0DA, 
Northern Ireland.
Tel: +44-(0)28 9064 7106 
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Background information

Origins of the organisation:
The Irish Network for Nonviolent Action Training and Education (INNATE) was established as a result of the need for an umbrella group to support groups and individuals exploring nonviolent approaches to conflict issues.

Aims and objectives:
To act as a network linking those committed to, or interested in, explicitly nonviolent action and training. Some, but not all, of INNATE’s work is essentially intertwined with community relations and the development of a nonviolent response to areas of community tension. In the context of ‘peace’ work, INNATE insists that a radical concept of nonviolence and nonviolent action, learning from both Irish and International experience, offers much in addressing the conflict in Northern Ireland.

Geographical area of operation:
Ireland, mainly Northern Ireland, with a particular concentration in Belfast. Local associated groups in Belfast, Derry, Cork and Dublin.

INNATE is an associate member of War Resisters International (WRI) and the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), also has links with other bodies at home and abroad.

Other details:

  • Date established: 1987
  • Status of organisation: Informal Network
  • Total membership: 15 groups,  45 individual members
  • Number of Volunteers: Varies
  • Publishes Nonviolent News eleven times a year.
  • Regular conferences, seminars on nonviolence
  • Provision of training courses
  • Information point for those interested in nonviolence
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16 Ravensdene Park, Belfast BT6 0DA, Northern Ireland
Tel: +44-(0)28-9064 7106 Fax: +44-(0)28 9064 7106
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Rob Fairmichael, Coordinator 
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