The Corrymeela Community
The Corrymeela Community was founded in 1965 by the Rev Dr Ray Davey assisted by a group of students from Queen's University, Belfast. The seeds for the Community were initially sown during World War 2, when Ray's experiences as a prisoner of war coupled with his witnessing of the Allied bombing of Dresden and its consequent loss of life made an indelible impression on him.
Corrymeela Ballycastle seeks to be an open village where encounter, truth telling and hospitality are expressed as we contemplate and live out what it means to embrace difference, heal divisions and enable reconciliation. We are intentional about creating spaces to hear and share the difficult stories and conversations necessary on our way to the freedom of a shared future.