Teacher Amy Looney with 2nd class pupils,  (from left): Amelia Ziembra (7), Kamile Kisieliute (7), Haliyat Giwa (7), Dylan Keogh (7), Julien Bell Baho (8) and Adam Al Jabar (8), at Citywest & Saggart Community National School, with a display titled ‘Our Beliefs’ Space’, featuring  symbols of all the major religions. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

It is five years since former minister for education Ruairí Quinn set up the Forum for Patronage and Pluralism, aimed at ensuring our primary-school s(...)

The Movilla Abbey Methodist Flower Festival 2016 takes place from 10am Friday, May 20th to Sunday, May 22nd at 5pm.
Methodist notes

Last week the leaders of the four main churches, including the President of the Methodist Church in Ireland, Rev Brian Anderson, met members of the Pa(...)

Next Thursday the General Synod will begin its annual three-day meeting, which this year will be held in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire. In a(...)

Worshippers wearing the Montserrat national dress of 'Irish tartan' attend mass in the town of Lookout. Customs officers stamp shamrocks in the passports of visitors to this tiny West Indies island. Photograph:Frank Miller

When Donaldson Romeo was a young black portrait artist fighting deportation from Britain, he never dreamed that within a short few years he would be (...)

Methodist notes

Christians in Science (CiS) is an international network of people interested in the relationship between science and faith. CiS Ireland holds regular (...)

At St Finian’s Church on Adelaide Road, Dublin, at the end of an ecumenical Way of the Cross procession from Rathmines Catholic church. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

People must stand up to the men of violence in society and say “no more”, Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said. Speaking at the an(...)

Members of Adrian Ismay’s family, including his wife Sharon (right) leave the funeral at Woodvale Methodist Church in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters.

“Dark men did a dark deed” when they murdered prison officer Adrian “Izzy” Ismay, mourners were told at his funeral service in loyalist west Belfast (...)

A mourner holds a printed tribute at the funeral service for prison officer Adrian Ismay, at Woodvale Methodist Church in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

“Dark men did a dark deed” when they murdered prison officer Adrian “Izzy” Ismay, mourners were told at his funeral service in loyalist west Belfast. (...)

Methodist notes

Downpatrick Methodist Congregation is hosting a St Patrick’s Day event from 10:30am to 5pm on March 17th. In addition to refreshments and an exhibitio(...)

Arnaldo Otegi speaks after being released from Logrono’s prison on March 1st, 2016. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Arnaldo Otegi, a leading figure of the Basque independence movement who has long been seen as a major influence on the terrorist group Eta, has been f(...)

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