Same Sex relationships
Ireland will make history in May 2015 when it becomes the first country to hold a referendum on gay marriage. While other countries have legislated for it, no country has ever held a referendum until Ireland decided to do so. This coming May, the people of Ireland will be asked to decide whether the following new wording should be added to the Constitution: ‘Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex.’
In response to this, the Very Revd Dermot Dunne, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, will host a series of talks on Same-Sex Issues and the Bible. The aim of the course is to bring the Church’s discussion and discernment process on these issues to everyone. It is hoped that it will enable participants to think over the issues prayerfully with respect both for the biblical texts, for one another and for those whose lives are affected by the debate. Miriam Gormally spoke with the Very Revd Dermot to find out more.
The series will take place at Christ Church Cathedral from 7pm – 8.30pm on four Thursdays during lent: 26 Feb, 5 March, 12 March, 19 March. Admission is free and all are warmly invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. For further information please contact Nuala Kavanagh, Director of Operations, at Christ Church Cathedral on 01 677 8099 or 086 7978809 or email firstname.lastname@example.org