A Life Changing Experience

Posted on 16. Aug, 2018 in Charity, Church Teachings, Faith and Justice

In this piece from 2005, we look back on a piece with the Galway hurler Alan Kerins who took three-months unpaid leave of absence from his job as a physiotherapist to work on an outreach programme with the Presentation Sisters at the Cheshire Home in Mongu, the main township of Western Province in Zambia. The […]

Child Poverty

Posted on 09. Aug, 2018 in Faith and Justice, Poverty

In this piece from 2005, we looked at some shocking statistics released by Bernardos revealing that one in seven Irish children live in poverty.  Ian Poulton met with Archbishop Robin Eames at Dromintine in Armagh at the Child Poverty Forum and talked about what can be done about this problem and the role that Christians have […]

‘If You Listen’

Posted on 09. Aug, 2018 in Church Teachings, Faith and Justice, Music

From his CD ‘TIME’ Liam Lawton sings  ‘If You Listen’  

Abbot of Bolton Abbey

Posted on 09. Aug, 2018 in Church Teachings, Faith and Justice, Vocation

In this piece we remember Fr. Peter Garvey who died in 2014. Here he talks about his recent election as the fourth Abbot of Bolton Abbey, Moone in Co. Kildare.  Previously he had been a monk at Roscrea Abbey and involved with teaching there, so the move towards a more contemplative life is new for him.  […]

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 […]

Young People’s Faith

Posted on 02. Aug, 2018 in Church Teachings, Young people

In this piece from 2005, we looked at how to keep young people interested in faith and their church while living in the busy, consumer driven world of today? Martin McElroy shares his opinions on this matter and talks about what initiatives the church can take to bring young people back. He talks about his […]

Working in Cambodia Part 2

Posted on 26. Jul, 2018 in Achievement, Christian Values, Community, Conflict, Faith and Justice, Young people

Ashley Evans SJ has spent over 30 years working in Cambodia, teaching and trying to advocate for reform. When he went out there, Cambodia was still devastated from the effects of the Khmer Rouge regime 1975-79 and the Vietnamese occupation (1979-89).  Now the economy is growing at a rate of about 7% per year causing new […]

Supporting Gaza

Posted on 26. Jul, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Conflict, Faith and Justice, Humanitarian Aid

Eman is a refugee, born in Lebanon, whose family currently live in Gaza,. She herself lives in Ireland and is married to an Irish man. Here she talks with Pat Coyle about being a refugee and how no body choses to be one, but how it brings with it an enormous amount of suffering. She […]

Forgiveness

Posted on 26. Jul, 2018 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Conflict, Gospel Values

In this piece with Fodhla McGrane from 2015, we look back on the topic of forgiveness. Forgiveness is one of the most challenging, but equally liberating thing that we can do. Our instinct is to harden our hearts, but ‘Forgive’ is a command given regularly by Jesus making it central to any Christian religion. Forgiveness […]

Working in Cambodia Part 1

Posted on 19. Jul, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Conflict, Different abilities, Faith and Justice

Ashley Evans SJ has spent over 30 years working in Cambodia, teaching and trying to advocate for reform. He talks about how mission in Cambodia is evolving.  When he went out there, Cambodia was still devastated from the effects of the Khmer Rouge regime 1975-79 and the Vietnamese occupation (1979-89).  Now the economy is growing at […]