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International ecumenical meeting of bishops for Northern Ireland

‘We are very excited. We hope it will be a moment of grace for us here in the North and for all of Ireland as well’ – Manuel McGivern, spokesperson for Focolare.

2019.10.17.

Bishop of Derry expresses Brexit concerns on Vatican Radio

“Those who are leading Brexit have to recognise not just the benefits for East Sussex but the challenges for West Derry.”

2019.08.15.

Evangelical church congregations growing in Ireland

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.

2019.02.21.

Church leaders pay tribute to Good Friday Agreement in Rome

“There are no quick fixes,” but the accord “gave us the opportunity – the breathing space – to look for goodwill”: Archbishop Richard Clarke.

2018.05.23.

People of faith – key in referendum on 8th Amendment

Cross-denominational response to the 8th amendment looks at life issue from a specifically Christian perspective.

2018.04.07.

Methodists and Catholics celebrate 50 years of inter-church dialogue

Pope Francis tells John Wesley's disciples in Rome, “We have been freed from the slavery of estrangement and mutual suspicion”.

2017.10.20.

Rev Harold Good helps negotiate Belfast parade deal

“I thank all those involved. We want to build a future that is respectful, inclusive and vibrant. Northern Ireland can have a very bright future built on respect and celebration of diversity.”

2016.09.26.

Two NI primary schools to be jointly run by Churches

Desertmartin is a Church of Ireland primary school while Knocknagin is a Catholic Maintained Primary. The two are set to make history by becoming the first jointly-run church school in Northern Ireland.

2016.06.22.

New study affirms role of small CofI primary schools

Research shows that 96% of all Chairs; 96% of all principals; 97% of all teachers and 94% of all parents regarded these small schools to be making a valuable contribution to primary education.

2016.05.14.

George Hook among speakers at 2016 novena

The theme for this year’s Solemn Novena of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Graigcullen parish is ‘Exploring God’s Mercy'.

2016.03.06.

Information meetings on shared education in NI

Jointly Managed Schools a new model agreed by the main Churches and the Northern Ireland Department of Education.

2016.02.28.

Inter–Church ‘Walk of Light’ takes place on Sunday

10th annual ecumenical journey organised by the Dublin Council of Churches combines liturgy and pilgrimage.

2015.11.20.

NI instability erasing hope from lives: Church leaders

An “unacceptable level of child poverty” is affecting over 100,000 children, roughly 6% of Northern Ireland’s population and “constitutes a real crisis”.

2015.09.22.

Church leaders “acutely aware” of cost of divisions

"Threat to social cohesion arising from growing socio-economic inequality is a particular concern, notably in its implications for the younger generations."

2015.03.28.

Rector linked to Obama discovery on the move

Canon Stephen Neill, who discovered Obama's Irish links, says he will miss ecumenical spirit of Moneygall.

2015.02.02.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015

Official inaugural ceremony will take place on Sunday afternoon at 3pm in St Bartholomew’s Church Dublin.

2015.01.17.

Irishman selected for top ecumenical post

Canon John O’Toole of Southwark appointed National Ecumenical Officer and Secretary by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

2014.11.18.
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