"The fundamental principle of peace is a belief that each person is important. Do you believe you are important? Do you believe-do we believe-that we can do something to make this world a better place? Why is the gap between the rich and the poor, the powerful and the powerless growing? There can be no peace unless we can become aware of where this growing gap comes from".
Jean Vanier visited Ireland North and South, many times during our thirty year conflict in the North and its precarious aftermath. He was and continues to be a bearer of hope and encouragement in areas and situations of broken relationship and shattered trust.