A major reconciliation event is to be hosted by the Martin Mc Guinness Peace Foundation in First Derry Presbyterian Church it has be revealed.
Explaining the significance of the venue, a spokesperson for the Foundation said: “During his time as deputy First Minister, Martin worked tirelessly to help secure the funding for a million-pound refurbishment of First Derry Presbyterian Church on the City Walls so it is wonderful that the Church Elders have agreed to host this night in such a special place.
“Focusing on Martin’s incredible legacy and particularly his tireless work for peace, the evening – titled ‘Reconciliation and Reflections’ – will include contributions from the Rev. David Latimer, the former Minister at First Derry Presbyterian Church who he struck up such a remarkable friendship with Martin and Maria Doherty, speaking on behalf of the Foundation.
“There will also be a keynote address from Congressman Richard E. Neal, Co-Chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Friends of Ireland Caucus.
“Interspersed with musical and poetic interludes, this promises to be a moving and memorable evening.
“However, it is also intended to be an important reconciliation event. A wide spectrum of representatives from all communities have been invited to take part and we very much see this as building on Martin’s work for a truly reconciled and peaceful society here.”
ATTENDANCE AT THE EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY