NRC Games Night

The NRC are holding a games night next Saturday 11th of July in the Centre at 28a Monaghan St. Kick off 9pm. All welcome!Board games, table tennis, snooker, cards you name it. Come along for the bizz

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Go Walking with the NRC

Advice from the World Health Organisation states that walking 10,000 steps a day will significantly improve your all-round health. And not just your physical health, but also your mental wellbeing.

NRC Walking Group

NRC Walking Group

So by joining the NRC Walking Group you can get your mind and body ready for summer, and walk your way to a new, healthier you! J

The NRC Walking Group meets every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm in the NRC Centre at 28a Monaghan Street, Newry and takes off from there for a pleasant (usually an hour) walk covering various routes around Newry City Centre, returning to the Centre for a well deserved cuppa!

Come and join us for a stroll and a bit of craic! It’s a great way to make new friends.

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New NRC Centre – Open Night this Thursday

The NRC has operated an information, resource and drop-in Centre in Newry City since September 2010 to provide information, advice and support services to lgb&t people, their families and friends. It is operated entirely by Volunteers. Services and support provided through the Centre include; personal development courses; advocacy and referrals; signposting; befriending service; professional counselling; rapid HIV testing; sexual health advice; training courses and opportunities for social engagement.

The NRC has now re-located to new premises in Newry City Centre. This modern accommodation in a new location will allow us to consolidate our existing services and supports to the lgb&t community and to also expand those services in terms of impact and quality of service and the development of a range of new services and programmes aimed at addressing the health, wellbeing and equality of lgb&t people across Newry, Mourne and Down District.
You are cordially invited to come along to an “Open Night” in the NRC Centre to engage with and meet the members of the NRC and hear about our plans for the future

VENUE: 28a Monaghan Street, Newry DATE: Thursday 28th May 2015 TIME: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

The evening will be an informal opportunity to meet, chat and exchange information and network.
Refreshments provided, please come along and find out how we can together help and support lgb&t people and their families.

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NRC Statement on Ashers Cake Case

Newry Rainbow Community statement on Ashers Cake judgment

The Newry Rainbow Community welcome a ruling clarifying that Ashers baking company had acted unlawfully by refusing to fulfill their contractual agreement to make a cake with a slogan supporting marriage equality.

Reacting to the judgment, Rory Rafferty, Chairman of the NRC said: ‘We welcome this judgment. Judge Brownlie cut through the contrived noise surrounding this case to address the facts. Ashers agreed to make the cake. They entered into a contractual agreement to make this cake and then changed their mind. The judge clearly articulated that this is direct discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation for which there can be no justification’.

‘We now call on those politicians involved in the cynical and damaging attempt to use this case to justify amending the law to allow businesses to discriminate against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people through a proposed so-called ‘conscience clause, to reflect on this judgment and put an end to their proposal.’

‘We in the NRC will continue to engage locally in friendship and mutual respect with all people and organisations of faith. We encourage faith leaders to engage with our community to build relations based on the recognition of our common humanity and to develop trust and respect between our overlapping communities for the good of all.’

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A Night of Sacred Music Song and Reflection @ St Catherine’s Dominican 17th May 7.30pm

Sunday 17th May is IDAHO Day and is also the end of Northern Ireland lgbt Awareness Week so the NRC are holding a night of sacred music, song and reflection, including scripture readings at St Catherine’s Dominican, Newry, followed by refreshments in the adjoining Church Hall.

It begins at 7.30pm. This will be an up-lifting, positive and affirming event providing a unique and positive opportunity to promote engagement, inclusivity and acceptance.

You are cordially extended an invitation to come along and participate in this event in St. Catherine’s on Sunday 17th and we look forward to welcoming you there.

LGBT Awareness Week

LGBT Awareness Week

LGBT Awareness week is organised by The Rainbow Project, Here NI and Cara-Friend, LGBT awareness week runs from Monday 11th May to Sunday 17th May. A full list of events is detailed at the link http://comartspartner.org/news/events/the-rainbow-projecthere-nicara-friend-northern-ireland-lgbt-awareness-week-2015-from-monday-11th-may-through-to-sunday-17th-may/

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