October 2017

2017 – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

“Wherever men and women are condemned to live in poverty, human rights are violated. To come together to ensure that these rights be respected is our solemn duty.”   Father Joseph Wresinski– founder of the International Movement ATD Fourth World  Remembering people who struggle with the violence of poverty –  Tuesday, 17 February 2017 marked the 30th anniversary of the first Human Rights and Poverty stone having been laid in Paris. The Lord Mayor Mícheál MacDonnch addressed the gathering held at the Social Justice and Poverty [...]

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 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:  [...]

April 2016

March 2016

FAITH FOR LIFE – Nurturing the call received in Baptism…..

FAITH FOR LIFE – Nurturing the call received in Baptism….. Deepening the connection between faith and life. Twenty one participants recently completed the ‘Faith For Life course run by the Archdiocese of Dublin at the Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and Dialogue, Glasnevin. They were one of two groups, who will be awarded their certificates in a special ceremony at St Paul’s, Arran Quay on April 13 2016. The ‘Faith For Life’ course was designed by the dioceses of Liverpool and [...]