These evangelical churches report a good ethnic mix and a young age profile, with 46 per cent of members aged under 30, and 75 per cent aged under 50.
Pope Francis and Great Imam of Al-Azhar sign Document on Human Fraternity affirming brotherhood of all men and women and condemning every form of violence, especially those “clothed with religious motivations”.
The Finding Faith in Ireland research shows that one-third of Christian youth (33%) attended church in the last week and detects decreasing religious practice among young adults as they mature.
We believe that it is an imperative that people of faith come together and explore how our various faith traditions can help foster a spirit of openness, dialogue and inclusion within our society.
At the Easter Vigil Mass in St Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin regrets that many have experienced Christianity as a “faith of prohibitions”.
“The missionary movement is firmly enshrined as a key part of our national heritage,” former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, writes in the Foreword of ‘The Legacy of Irish Missionaries Lives On’.
“These walls are made of fear and aggression, a failure to understand people of different backgrounds or faith. They are walls of political and economic selfishness, without respect for the life and dignity of every person.”
Against background of Brexit, Together for Europe gathering in Munich is a prophetic sign. "We need to keep the ideals of the founders of the EU alive."
We cannot think of Patrick - the captive, the slave in exile, the undocumented, the migrant - without acknowledging the enormous humanitarian challenges facing so many.
Militants send message of “violence and intolerance” by destroying symbol of Christianity and encouraging Syria's Christians to flee their homeland: Bishop Audo.
“On my own I won’t get very far, but together, people and religious and with my brother priests and Bishop Willie, we will do great things for God” - Fr Cullinan.
Following St Paul's admonishment in 55AD, ‘Let the women be silent in the churches’, the equality between women and men in the early church began to change.