Remembrance Sunday

Posted on 31. Dec, 2020 in Church of Ireland, Conflict, Death

The former Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, Rev Victor Stacey recently died. We listen back to his contribution to Soul Waves from 2014. In this piece we hear him talking about the Armistice between the Allies and the Germans which came into effect and the Great War was over.  It had lasted four […]

Remembering John Hume

Posted on 06. Aug, 2020 in Achievement, Christian Values, Community, Conflict, Death, Gospel Values

John Hume, one of the key architects of the Good Friday Agreement, “never lost faith in peace”, mourners at his funeral have been told. The former SDLP leader and Nobel Prize laureate died on Monday, August the 3rd, aged 83. Due to Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings, there were limited numbers of about one hundred people […]

Operation Valkyrie

Posted on 23. Jul, 2020 in Christian Values, Conflict

Operation Valkyrie or the Plot To Kill Hitler was one of the assignation attempts on the Früher that came closest to succeeding. Led by Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, an aristocrat who was one of the leaders of this resistance movement and the conspiracy to assassinate Hitler on 20th July, 1944. Initially he had respect […]

Called to do Justice Part 2

Posted on 23. Jul, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Conflict

JaNaé Bates works in Minneapolis USA as a minister in the United Methodist Church. She is a member of Isaiah, a grouping of religious organisations from Christian, Muslim, and other faith backgrounds working for racial and economic justice in the state of Minnesota. In this two part series with Pat Coyle, JaNaé talks about her […]

Called to Do Justice

Posted on 16. Jul, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Conflict, Faith and Justice, Vocation, Young people

JaNaé Bates works in Minneapolis USA as a minister in the United Methodist Church. She is a member of Isaiah, a grouping of religious organisations from Christian, Muslim, and other faith backgrounds working for racial and economic justice in the state of Minnesota. In this two part series with Pat Coyle, JaNaé talks about her […]

Building Peace

Posted on 04. Jul, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Conflict

Brendan McPartlin is a member of the Jesuit community in Churchill Park, Portadown, in Northern Ireland. The area made world headlines because of the Orangemen who demanded the right to march through this nationalist area. In this interview, with Pat Coyle Brendan explains how nowadays the situation is much improved and how people live in peace. […]

Passing the Baton

Posted on 20. Jun, 2019 in Charity, Christian Values, Community, Conflict, Faith and Justice, Humanitarian Aid, Places of Conflict, Vocation, Young people

Fr John Skinnader is a Spiritan missionary who has been living and working in the newly formed country of South Sudan since 2012. Before that he lived in Ethiopia, saying there is no comparison in terms of development and that Ethiopia is like living in American compared to South Sudan. South Sudan gained its independence […]

Charismatic Renewal in Ireland

Posted on 06. Jun, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Conflict

Michelle Moran, the President of ICCRS, the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services, came to Ireland in November 2018. Following on from her visit, there are plans for the future of Charismatic renewal in Ireland including a one day conference in the RDS on Jun 22nd. Sr. Bridget Dunne, chairperson of Charismatic renewal in Ireland talks […]

Stories on the Margins

Posted on 16. May, 2019 in Community, Conflict, Death

What in the World?, an RTE series, is back for a 12th season. In this second part of our two part series, Miriam Gormally talks with Peadar King about telling the stories on the margins. In the first part, he focused on the very complex story of Israel and Palestine. In this part he looks […]

Bringing Communities Together

Posted on 09. May, 2019 in Community, Conflict

What in the World, an RTE series, is back for a 12th season. In this two part series, Miriam Gormally talks with Peadar King about telling the stories on the margin. In this first part, he focuses on the very complex story of Israel and Palestine. He looks at people on both sides who want […]