A-Safe-Journey-Home.pdf

A Safe Journey Home, by 'James' (story text) Deposited

Story Title: A Safe Journey Home

Collection: Up Standing - Stories of courage from Northern Ireland (collection)
Organisation: Corrymeela Community, The (organisation)

One of 16 personal accounts that were published in the book: 'Up Standing: Stories of courage from Northern Ireland'. (2013).

"This story took place at a school in Belfast in or around 1981. James, a teacher, is approached by a pupil after school, who informs him that a paramilitary organisation is waiting outside to ‘get him’. In order to get the pupil home safely James gave the pupil a ride in his car, under cover of a coat to prevent both the people outside seeing him or any of his friends. James reflects that giving a pupil a lift home was contrary to the guidance at the time, but that given the extraordinary circumstances, it seemed like the right thing to do." (Up Standing: Educators Guide, p.11)

Story Details ShowHide

Title
A Safe Journey Home, by 'James' (story details)
Description
One of 16 personal accounts that were published in the book: 'Up Standing: Stories of courage from Northern Ireland'. (2013)
Creator
The Corrymeela Community in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves.
Subject
Personal account related to the Northern Ireland conflict.
Publisher
The Corrymeela Press
Date
2013
Format
Text; Chapter in Book.
Language
English
Story Title
A Safe Journey Home
Story Available
Yes
Story Format
Text
Story Source
'A Safe Journey Home', chapter, in, Pettis, Sean. (ed.) (2013). Up Standing: Stories of Courage from Northern Ireland. Belfast: The Corrymeela Press.
Also available at:
http://www.storiesofcourage.net/
Identity Provided?
No; pseudonym used
Interviewee Pseudonym
'James'
Interviewee Gender
Male
Religion
Protestant
Occupation during conflict
Teacher
Status
Civilian
Story Abstract
"This story took place at a school in Belfast in or around 1981. James, a teacher, is approached by a pupil after school, who informs him that a paramilitary organisation is waiting outside to ‘get him’. In order to get the pupil home safely James gave the pupil a ride in his car, under cover of a coat to prevent both the people outside seeing him or any of his friends. James reflects that giving a pupil a lift home was contrary to the guidance at the time, but that given the extraordinary circumstances, it seemed like the right thing to do." (Up Standing: Educators Guide, p.11)
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Intimidation
Dates Mentioned
1981 [1980s]
Events Mentioned
The Hunger Strike
Places Mentioned
Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Organisations Mentioned
Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF); Ulster Defence Association (UDA)

Publication InformationShowHide

Title
A Safe Journey Home, by 'James' (story text)
Description
One of 16 personal accounts that were published in the book: 'Up Standing: Stories of courage from Northern Ireland'. (2013).
Creator
The Corrymeela Community in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves.
Publisher
The Corrymeela Press
Date
2013
Format
PDF version of book chapter
Language
English
Author
'James'
Date Type
2013; Publication
Publication Title
'A Safe Journey Home', chapter, in, Pettis, Sean. (ed.) (2013). Up Standing: Stories of Courage from Northern Ireland. Belfast: The Corrymeela Press.
Also available at:
http://www.storiesofcourage.net/
Publisher Location
Belfast
Publisher
The Corrymeela Press
Publication Type
Book Chapter
Publication Status
Published
Number of Pages
2

Collection InformationShowHide

Title
Up Standing - Stories of courage from Northern Ireland (collection)
Description
A collection of 16 personal stories, published in book format and DVD, related to the Northern Ireland conflict.
Creator
The Corrymeela Community in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves.
Subject
"‘UP Standing - Stories of courage from Northern Ireland’ features diverse accounts from people who stood up to violence, discrimination or prejudice in Northern Ireland. It provides a window into often untold stories of courage that individuals have shown in the context of a divided and often violent society." (Up Standing; 2013; back cover)
Publisher
The Corrymeela Community
Date
1 May 2013
Relation
Pettis, Sean. (ed.) (2013). Up Standing: Stories of Courage from Northern Ireland. 36. Belfast: The Corrymeela Press.
Format
Document
Language
English
Coverage
Northern Ireland | 1968-2013
Stories Collected
16
Stories Deposited
9

Organisation InformationShowHide

Title
Corrymeela Community, The (organisation)
Description
"Corrymeela's mission is: embracing difference, healing division and enabling reconciliation. Our vision is of a peaceful and sustainable society based on social justice, positive relationships and respect for diversity. The Corrymeela Community strives to embody these values in every aspect of our lives."
Corrymeela Web Site. (2014).
Creator
Catalogue entry created by Accounts of the Conflict based on The Corrymeela Community website.
Subject
Details of organisation which managed project(s) to compile a collection of accounts / stories of the conflict.
Date
2014
Date Formed
1965
Status
In operation (last checked 2014)
Address
8 Upper Crescent
Belfast
County Antrim
Northern Ireland
BT7 1NT
Telephone
028 9050 8080
Email
belfast@corrymeela.org
Work
Counselling; support group; cross-community relations

Citation

The Corrymeela Community in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves.. (2013). A Safe Journey Home, by 'James' (story text). The Corrymeela Press.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 5 December 2021 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2500>

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