An Irish Methodist minister addressed peace after violence Tuesday.

Reverend Gary Mason spoke to about 60 people on how he’s helping bring peace to Northern Ireland. His presentation took place at the Bob Graham Center for Public Service in the Pugh Hall Ocora at 6 p.m. and was free to the public. 

Mason, who was not paid to speak, discussed the conflicts that have occurred in Ireland, including instances of terrorism and how they have affected residents.

“We have a long way to go to deal with that troubled history of 800 years,” he said. “Memory is a two-edged sword. It can make reconciliation possible or it can hinder reconciliation.” READ MORE