Pádraig Ó Tuama
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Pádraig Ó Tuama is the executive director of Corrymeela, an over 50-year-old center for diversity, dialogue, and reconciliation that works with over 10,000 people a year. Participants come from across the world to learn how to address global issues of division and violence. He brings two decades of practice as a theologian and conflict mediator to his role, as well as interests in language and poetry. His international research involved interventions on the justification of the death penalty for LGBTQ people in Uganda. In his previous work O’Tuama brought diverse groups of people together across conflict divisions. His local work involved developing community and school-based curricula exploring group work, narrative practice, interfaith dialogue, arts and conflict, and reconciliation. He was a participant in the International Higher Education Interfaith Leadership Forum.