The Ulster Project is an international peace project geared towards ending "The Troubles" that have been plaguing Northern Ireland for decades. Although "The Troubles" officially ended with the Belfast "Good Friday" Agreement of 1998, sporadic violence continues to date.
The principal issues at stake in the Troubles were the constitutional status of Northern Ireland and the relationship between the mainly Protestant unionist and mainly Catholic nationalist communities in Northern Ireland. The Troubles had both political and military (or paramilitary) dimensions. Its participants included republican and loyalist paramilitaries, the security forces of the United Kingdom and of the Republic of Ireland, and nationalist and unionist politicians and political activists.
The Ulster Project's Mission is to help young, christian-based potential leaders from Northern Ireland and the United States become peacemakers by providing a safe environment to learn by practicing the skills needed to unite people when differences divide them.