Women in the Church

Posted on 05. Apr, 2018 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Feminism/Women in the Church, Islam

Rev Suzanne Cousins, recently ordained priest in the Church of Ireland and author of the book, Generous Love in Multifaith Ireland, spoke about her journey to ordination. She explained how her position represents a different idea to other religions regarding the role of women. Acknowledging that there is still room for improvement within the Church of […]

Integrating Islam

Posted on 04. Feb, 2016 in Community, Family, Immigrants, Islam

Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri is the head Imam of Al-Mustafa Islamic Educational and Cultural Centre Ireland. Born in Pakistan to a scholarly family, he moved to Holland when he was very young, then moved to Ireland in 2004. He writes articles and lectures on Islam and interfaith relations. Keen to promote integration and thus prevent extremism, he […]

Understanding Islam

Posted on 24. Sep, 2015 in Immigrants, Islam, Media

The Islamic religion has come under increasing scrutiny as the rise of the extremist group Isis are causing more and more people to flee Syria and come to Europe. Canon Patrick Comerford is a lecturer in Anglicanism, Litury and Church History in The Church of Ireland Theological Institute. His research interests include Christian–Muslim relations, and […]

The Global Freedom Network

Posted on 21. Mar, 2014 in Christian Values, Discrimination, Faith and Justice, Human Trafficking, Immigrants, Islam, Prostitution, Slavery, Vatican

      On March 17 an unprecedented interfaith agreement was reached to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking across the world by 2020. It is a call to Catholics, Anglicans and Muslims, all governments and people of goodwill to join the movement against modern slavery and human trafficking. Called the “Global Freedom Network”, this […]

Understanding Islam

Posted on 13. May, 2009 in Islam

The Taliban is becoming increasingly powerful in Pakistan, reviving some of the earlier fears that people have surrounding Islam. But do we really know what Islam is about and what are the positive aspects of the religion?  Miriam Gormally spoke with Patrick Commerford, Director of Spiritual Formation at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute, and […]