Lord Hylton

My International Week in London

Lord Hylton

 Monday March 15th: Met two Muslims working on full citizenship and inter-community cooperation in Britain Portcullis House:  Kurdish New Year celebrations.  1 Parliament Street:  Dinner with visiting Parliamentarians from the Kurdistan regional government in Iraq.  Tuesday March 16th:  Talk, discussion and lunch for Professor Avi Schlaim of Oxford University on the current situation in Israel…

Speech to International Conference in Diyarbakir, Turkey, on Experiences with Negotiation and Conflict-Resolution, February 2010

Lord Hylton

I have had 30, almost 40, years’ experience of conflict and peace-building in Northern Ireland, and in the wider context of the island of Ireland. Despite the Belfast Agreement and the much more recent agreement about Criminal Justice and Policing, Northern Ireland remains a deeply divided society. Some of its people have a British identity…

Text of a letter to the Times

Lord Hylton

I have now read the full text of Pope Benedict’s address to the bishops of England and Wales. It is quite clear that he was referring to an existing law passed a year or two ago, and NOT to the current Equality Bill. Accusations of interference in British internal affairs were therefore unfounded.

Text of my Letter to the Times 03.02.2010

Lord Hylton

It is good that Ruth Gledhill (Times February 2nd) thinks that Catholic Church social teachings are seminal and influence governments and political parties. These teachings include striving for world-wide peace, but also the principles of solidarity and subsidiarity. Solidarity means that, like Jesus Christ, we are on the side of the oppressed, poor, and marginalised.…