November 2017

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 [...]

January 2017

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…)

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

October 2016

Culture Night 2016 – A Very Special Evening.

Against a backdrop of a beautiful rainbow and the delightful music from St Mary’s Girls’ Choir, Glasnevin, Culture Night 2016 was a very special evening. Guided walks of the grounds, tours of Glasnevin house and lectures on Graves and Graveyards of Glasnevin and Drumcondra offered our visitors an experience of dipping into our rich local heritage.  

September 2016

St Teresa of Calcutta.

  As Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint, we join our hearts in joy with all those throughout the world who are grateful for the inspiration that this great woman is. “Mother Teresa, in all aspects of her life, was a generous dispenser of divine mercy, making herself available for everyone through her welcome and defense of human life, those unborn and those abandoned and discarded,” he said. She was an example to volunteers around the world, he said. “May she [...]