Most people only know of the Orange Order through our colourful parades.

This is just a very small part of what we do.

Contrary to some of the media reports you may have read, the parades are not a form of triumphalism, but are instead a form of celebration.

We believe in the universal right of freedom of expression.  Whilst not everyone believes in the same things as us, we hope that they accept our right to hold our views.

We in turn respect the right of all others to hold their own views and to celebrate their beliefs as we do.

So when we march, we are upholding the rights of all faith groups to maintain their freedom of expression.