MARCH 5, 2021

St. Pius X, Wauwatosa 5-10PM

Greetings to all Ulster Project of Greater Milwaukee families, teens, alumni and supporters.  I hope this note finds you well and safe from COVID-19 and all the troubles it brings with it.

The worldwide pandemic and its long reaching and long lasting implications have changed life as we know it- and, as you are aware, the Ulster Project sadly had to cancel the 2020 Project as a result.

We continue to monitor, discuss and plan for Projects going forward with a hopeful eye toward 2021, but the reality is that we just don't know what the climate will be in the coming months.

The UPGM Board will remain accessible and available to discuss our progress in that planning with you, our UP Family.

2020 has proven to be a year that tries us and our resolve.  Recently, our board has experienced several personal losses, including that of a family member of one of UPGM's founders.  And now, we hear of the passing of the man whose name is synonymous with the Ulster Project.

From Father John Forsyth, Belfast:

Last week, the entire International Ulster Project grieved the loss of Canon Kerry Waterstone who passed away at the age of 97. In his legendary work for peace in our country he founded the Ulster Project and blazed a trail across the United States, setting up at least 28 projects. Long before peace and reconciliation was considered possible he was sowing seeds of peace in the hearts of all our young people. 25 years later, politicians were beginning to construct peace programs that Canon Kerry had initiated a generation before.... we've paid tribute to Canon Kerry on behalf of Ulster Project. Please pray for us as we pray for all of our American people who made peace in our country a reality. 

The UPGM Board hopes that you will keep Canon Kerry Waterstone in your prayers.

As always, your continued support makes all the difference and permits us to continue pursuing our goals during these difficult times and well beyond.

 

Thank you- stay well.

Peace

 

 

Kevin F. Pulz

President, Ulster Project of Greater Milwaukee

 

Ginney Haas Pauly

Vice-President, Ulster Project of Greater Milwaukee

An Important Message from the UPGM Board of Directors

Ulster Project of Greater Milwaukee Welcomes You!

 

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The Need Remains...

In today’s global political climate, the discussion of peace and justice has never been more important or timely.  Since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, Northern Ireland has certainly become a country safer from the terrorism experienced during the Troubles.  But, some of the deep social problems and political consequences still remain. And at the same time, as our world gets more connected, we become more aware and effected by violence, racism, and injustice.  Continued work and focus are absolutely necessary to increase understanding at the grass roots level.

Since 1979, The Ulster Project of Greater Milwaukee has been a collaborative effort between Northern Ireland and the United States to bring teens ages 14 to 16 together to promote trust, respect, tolerance and understanding among future leaders from different faith traditions.

The Project, now heading into our 40th year, takes place from the end of June to the end of July. Twelve Catholic and Protestant teens and two counselors from Belfast are matched with twelve teens and 2 counselors here in the Milwaukee area for a month of activities.



If this sounds like something that you or your family would enjoy, we’d love to talk with you. There are many ways for you to get involved, whether it is as a host family, committee member, donor, or a community supporter.

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