Promoting Vocations

Posted on 09. May, 2019 in Church of Ireland, Church Teachings, Community, Education, Vocation

Bishop Michael Burrows chairs the Church of Ireland’s Commission on Ministry, which will be organising a Vocations Sunday across the Church this autumn (15th September).  In this interview with Peter Cheney, he discusses how people sense a call into ordained ministry and the main themes of his committee’s current work as General Synod approaches.  The […]

Reflection on Church leadership

Posted on 11. Apr, 2019 in Achievement, Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Community, Vocation

Christian Leadership is different to other types of leadership, so say Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Ken Good. It is a leadership that is focused, not merely on personal power, but on bringing about, through prayer and reflection, God’s vision for this world. Due to retire at the end of May, Bishop Good shares the highs […]

Connecting Missions

Posted on 21. Mar, 2019 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Community, Gospel Values

David Tuohy with AB Michael Jackson David Tuohy SJ is co-author with Maria Feeny of a recently published book on discipleship and the five ‘marks of mission’ within the Anglican communion. The book, Growing in the Image and Likeness of God, is a review of the Discipleship Project involving parishes in the Church of Ireland […]

Caring for our Common Home 2

Posted on 17. Jan, 2019 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Climate Change, Community, EcoCongregations, Ecology, Environment, Feminism/Women in the Church

Don Mullan is a best selling author, humanitarian and media producer who has spent his life working to promote justice. He has worked for years in Africa and South America organising famine relief and helping with development projects. His work there led him to see first hand the environmental damage that was causing havoc on […]

New Life for Old Church

Posted on 18. Oct, 2018 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Community, Music

A group of energetic university students from across Dublin have come together to re-establish regular worship in St Thomas’ Church of Ireland Church, by bringing Gospel Music into this historic Anglican Church. Standing at the gateway of O’Connell Street into Dublin’s North East Inner City, it was first established in 1758 and then rebuilt and uniquely […]

Called to Serve

Posted on 02. Aug, 2018 in Church of Ireland, Church Teachings, Vocation

In this piece from 2005, Church of Ireland minister, Darren McCallig, talks to Miriam Gormally about his reasons for joining the Church. He explains how his interest in theology grew when he was lecturing in Reformation History and how he felt at home in his local Church of Ireland. Miriam asks how his parents reacted […]

Changing Attitude Ireland

Posted on 19. Apr, 2018 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Community, Sexuality

Every year coming up to our AGM, we post our most listened to piece of the year. This piece looked the group Changing Attitude Ireland and was first posted on June 29th. This month saw Dublin host a vibrant Pride Festival. Before the festival, Changing Attitude Ireland held what has become an annual service of thanksgiving and […]

Women in the Church

Posted on 05. Apr, 2018 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Feminism/Women in the Church, Islam

Rev Suzanne Cousins, recently ordained priest in the Church of Ireland and author of the book, Generous Love in Multifaith Ireland, spoke about her journey to ordination. She explained how her position represents a different idea to other religions regarding the role of women. Acknowledging that there is still room for improvement within the Church of […]

Generous Love in Multi–Faith Ireland

Posted on 15. Mar, 2018 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Church Teachings, Community, Faith and Justice

Generous Love in Multi–Faith Ireland: is the title of a recent book by Suzanne Cousins. The book aims to identify hindrances to Christian–Muslim engagement in Church of Ireland parishes and dioceses, with a view to bridging divides. The central themes are the theologies of the kindness of God – friendship, and hospitality. The book questions the […]

A Dickensian Government

Posted on 22. Feb, 2018 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Homelessness

The Irish government is showing “a Dickensian attitude” to homelessness, charges Peter McVerry SJ in this interview with Pat Coyle. He says they are blaming homeless people themselves for their situation, just as the Victorians blamed the poor for being poor. “The reality,” he adds, “is that homelessness is primarily caused by a failure of […]