MPs at Westminister have passed a Bill stating that abortion will be decriminalised in Northern Ireland unless Stormont is restored by October 21st. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Church leaders have called on the political parties to reconvene the Stormont Assembly to prevent the introduction of abortion in Northern Ireland nex(...)

“In comparison with the rest of Europe, Irish people are still far more religious.” Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

At a recent Irish Association conference, Belief in the Future: Religion and Changing Identity, Rev Prof Anne Lodge, director of the Church of Ireland(...)

Rev Charles McMullen (third from left), speaking to media with church leaders Rev Trevor Gribben (left), Rev Brian Anderson (second from left), Rev William Davison (third from right), Arch Bishop Eamon Martin (second from right), and Rev Richard Clarke (right), following a meeting with political leaders at Stormont. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

Ireland’s main church leaders have spoken of “a growing sense of hopelessness and even despair” at the political stalemate in Northern Ireland and cal(...)

Church leaders in attendance at the meeting included the Church of Ireland primate Archbishop Richard Clarke. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Leaders of Ireland’s main churches met the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney on Thursday as part of ongoing dialogue in relation(...)

We must act together in the service of a suffering world rather than in the service of unity itself. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

First a confession. Regardless of what the subject under discussion might be I sometimes come away from meetings with people from other Christian trad(...)

The joint New Year message was from the Church of Ireland Primate of All-Ireland, Archbishop Richard Clarke, the Catholic Primate of All-Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin (above), Methodist Church president Rev Dr Laurence Graham, Bishop John McDowell, the President of the Irish Council of Churches and the Rt Rev Noble McNeely, moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

The leaders of the Christian churches made no mention of the forthcoming abortion referendum in their traditional New Year message. The referendum i(...)

“The whole European co-operation project is at a ‘Kairos moment – a crucial moment of truth-telling’.” Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

Jacques Delors, speaking as European Commission president in 1990, made a historic appeal to the churches to contribute to giving Europe “a heart and (...)

Ireland’s church leaders have appealed in an open letter to politicians involved in the Northern Ireland talks process ‘to go the extra mile’ to reach a deal. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

Ireland’s church leaders have appealed in an open letter to politicians involved in the Northern Ireland talks process “to go the extra mile” and reac(...)

February 2015, in an interview with Gay Byrne on the RTE show The Meaning of Life, the British comedian Stephen Fry engaged on a range of questions before famously addressing the knotty theological problem of theodicy. Photograph: RTÉ

In February 2015, in an interview with Gay Byrne on the RTÉ show The Meaning of Life, the British comedian Stephen Fry engaged on a range of questions(...)

Dr Eamon Martin: “A culture of blame will only trap us in an endless cycle of instability and insecurity,” he said in a joint statement with other church leaders.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The leaders of the four main churches in Ireland have urged the Northern Ireland parties to protect the achievements of the peace process as talks co(...)

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