September 2017

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Friday, September 1st is World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, celebrated by the Orthodox Church since 1989 and by the Catholic Church since 2015. It is also the beginning of the Season of Creation, which ends on October 4th, the feast day of St. Francis. On Friday, take a moment to appreciate and give thanks for God’s gifts of nature. Join with Christians around the world praying for creation. Together with Pope Francis, pray for our common home: A Prayer for Our Earth All-powerful God, you [...]

June 2017

Stories from the Edge

“When people tell their stories……barriers dissolve.  Connections are made.  Trust increases.  Knowledge is transmitted.  Wisdom is shared.  A common language is birthed.  And a deep sense of interdependence is felt”  Mitch Ditkoff,   STORYTELLING AT WORK How clearly our gathering of June 13 proved the truth of this quotation.  On that fine summer’s evening a group of 30-35 people came to listen to stories, Stories from the Edge.  The three speakers shared their recent experiences of living and working with people [...]

February 2017

January 2017

The World Interfaith Harmony Week 1 – 7 February 2017

The World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. Just under a month later, on October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February will be observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week. (more…)

Holocaust Memorial Day

January 27 is Holocaust Memorial Day. Dr Melanie Brown joined us in the Margaret Aylward Centre for a memorial service on the eve of this special day. She brought us through a brief history of the Jewish Community in Ireland, highlighting the relative ease with which they became part of life here, particularly in Dublin. (more…)

Holocaust Memorial Service 2017

January 26 2017 |  7.30 pm – 9.00 pm Join us to remember the millions of people who have died or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust and in subsequent genocides. On this evening we will honour the survivors of these regimes and challenge ourselves to use the lessons of their experience to inform our lives today. Friday, 27 January 2017 marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. Our gathering will be led by Judith Charry. Cost:  [...]

December 2016

The Gift and Challenge of the Migrant and Refugee to the Soul of Ireland

The Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and Dialogue is located on the lawn at the front of the Holy Faith Sister’s convent in Glasnevin, a beautiful setting surrounded by well-cared for gardens and mature trees. The focus on dialogue is of particular significance to the work of the centre. The cedar of Lebanon which stands in the space between the convent grounds and the Botanic Gardens is a symbol that resonates with Judaism, Christianity and Islam and reminds us of the [...]

November 2016