The Churches & Peacebuilding: Past, Present and Future
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by Gladys Ganiel
1y ago
On Tuesday 18 April I participated in a panel on ‘Peacebuilding’ at Queen’s University’s Agreement25 Conference. You can read the full text of my remarks here. Image from Clonard Reconciliation ministry, including Fr Alec Reid and Fr Gerry Reynolds… Read more ..read more
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Reconciliation Fund Marks Publication of Considering Grace: Presbyterians and the Troubles
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by Gladys Ganiel
1y ago
Last week, the Irish Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs hosted a special event in Iveagh House, Dublin, to mark the publication of my book, co-authored with Jamie Yohanis, Considering Grace: Presbyterians and the Troubles. As reported on the Presbyterian Church … Read more ..read more
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New Post on Slugger: Review of ‘Beauty through Broken Windows’
Gladys Ganiel Blog » Ecumenism
by Gladys Ganiel
1y ago
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, a review of a new book called ‘Beauty through Broken Windows’, published on Sunday, the World Day of the Poor. The book is inspired by the legacy of Edmund Rice, … Read more ..read more
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‘The past is not a place to which we would wish to return’: Shannon Campbell on the Unity Pilgrim Resources
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by Gladys Ganiel
1y ago
In June there was a formal launch of Clonard Monastery’s new ‘Unity Pilgrim’ resources, which are now freely available for use in churches and among young people. Shannon Campbell, Director of the Catholic Chaplaincy at Queen’s, was the main … Read more ..read more
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Learning from Fr Gerry Reynolds and Fr Alec Reid: New Resources for Churches and Young People
Gladys Ganiel Blog » Ecumenism
by Gladys Ganiel
1y ago
The ministries of Fr Gerry Reynolds and Fr Alec Reid, Redemptorists at Clonard Monastery in Belfast, have been recognized as vital to Northern Ireland’s peace process. Nearly a quarter-century after the Good Friday Agreement, their work of peace remains unfinished … Read more ..read more
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Churches as Sources of Hope in a Society Emerging from Covid-19
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by Gladys Ganiel
1y ago
Last month, I was guest speaker at a conference on ‘The Importance of Hope’, organised by ‘Flourish’, a ministry of Lighthouse in Belfast. Drawing on my research on religion during the pandemic, I spoke on ‘Something Other than a Building: … Read more ..read more
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Kroc Institute Lecture: Rethinking the Role of Clergy in Violence and Peacebuilding
Gladys Ganiel Blog » Ecumenism
by Gladys Ganiel
1y ago
Earlier this month, I spoke at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies on ‘Rethinking the Role of Clergy in Violence and Peacebuilding’ (12 April). The lecture was initiated by the Kroc Institute’s Contending Modernities initiative … Read more ..read more
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Introduction to the Roundtable on the Special Issue of ‘Religions’ on Religious Conflict and Peacebuilding
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by Gladys Ganiel
1y ago
On 7 April, Queen’s University Belfast’s Religious Studies Forum hosted a roundtable discussion of a special issue of Religions on ‘Religious Conflict and Peacebuilding’, co-edited by Joram Tarusarira me. All articles in the special issue are open access, and you … Read more ..read more
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Fortnight Review of ‘Considering Grace: Presbyterians and the Troubles’ by Claire Mitchell: ‘a gritty and poignant exploration’
Gladys Ganiel Blog » Ecumenism
by Gladys Ganiel
1y ago
Claire Mitchell has reviewed Considering Grace: Presbyterians and the Troubles, by Jamie Yohanis and me, in Northern Ireland’s Fortnight magazine (January 2022 edition).  Mitchell, a writer based in Belfast and a former sociologist at Queen’s University, calls the book … Read more ..read more
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The 4 Corners Festival & the Unfinished Work of Peace: Irish Council of Churches AGM
Gladys Ganiel Blog » Ecumenism
by Gladys Ganiel
1y ago
Last week (31 March) I took part in a panel discussion at the Irish Council of Churches 99th Annual General Meeting at Skainos in East Belfast. The theme of the AGM was ‘The Unfinished Work of Peace’. Church of Ireland … Read more ..read more
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