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Ecumenical Bible Week begins on Pentecost Sunday

By editor - 23 May, 2015

Bible-Week-Logo-2Participants from the main Christian Churches in the greater Dublin area are preparing to discuss what the Bible says to them on a wide range of topics from the ‘Bible in the movies’ to ‘the Gospel in our lives’ during Ecumenical Bible Week.

The week, which runs from Pentecost Sunday to Trinity Sunday (May 24 to 31), will see 32 events taking place in 15 venues in counties Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow involving 18 presenters.

The theme of this year’s Ecumenical Bible Week is ‘What is the Spirit saying to the Churches?’

During the week a series of presentations will be offered in a range of venues.

They are aimed at the interested ordinary believer or enquirer. Some of the presentations are offered more than once in different locations and others are once off events.

The focus is on the Bible but it will be looked at from different perspectives. Some will use the lens of film, music, ethics and law to examine the Bible.

But there will also be traditional approaches such as prayer (lectio divina), how to open the Bible and how to organise a Bible study group.

At a special event on Thursday 28 May, the Church of Ireland and Catholic archbishops of Dublin will join other church leaders for ‘Thinking Allowed’ in All Hallows College in Drumcondra.

The panel discussion with audience participation will centre on the theme of Bible Week, ‘What is the Spirit saying to the Churches?’

The panel will include Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop Michael Jackson, Fr Calin Florea (Romanian Orthodox Priest), Pastor Sean Mullarkey (AGI National Leader, St Mark’s Church Leader) and Pastor Tunde Adebayo–Oke (Redeemed Christian Church of God).

They will be interviewed by Philip McKinley.

Ecumenical Bible Week started last year as an experiment which was deemed a success. The co–chairs are Dr Kieron O’Mahony and the Rev Ken Rue.

Details of events and locations are available at http://www.bibleweek.ie/

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