Maria Jansson

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Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia refuses to condemn the invasion of Ukraine, despite repeated calls for him to do so. Photograph: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty

Christian churches have from time immemorial colluded with political ambition and expansionism, be that imperialist, nationalist or economic, providin(...)

Rev Katherine Meyer and the church council at Sandymount in Dublin 4 are being criticised for accepting Steven Smyrl, a gay man in a same-sex marriage with another church member there, onto its council.

Threats by the Presbyterian Church to remove a Dublin minister and her church council over the appointment of a gay man to the council have been sharp(...)

The challenge and the opportunity will be in developing authentic Christian community again.  File photograph: Alan Betson

On March 10th, 2020, we closed the doors of the cathedral here in Waterford, asked that the Friends of the Cathedral stay at home, cancelled choir pra(...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson of Dublin is among the signatories calling ‘for justice, to investigate these crimes, hold those responsible to account’. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 50 Irish faith leaders have signed a statement condemning the persecution of the Uighurs and other Muslims in China. Included among the sig(...)

Dr John Ball: ‘As a GP, you really value one-on-one interactions.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The great lie we keep telling one another is that this is the new normal. Because there’s nothing normal about any of it. People are giving birth alo(...)

Revd Andrew McCroskery, one of the signatories. Others include former head of the Theological Institute in Dublin Canon John Bartlett; Dean of Dublin Dermot Dunne; Dean of Waterford Maria Jansson. File photograph: Dave Meehan

Thirty-six senior Church of Ireland clergy have put their names to an open letter objecting to the appointment of the newly elected Bishop of Down and(...)

Fred Deane, caretaker at St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Standing before the impressive Neo-Romanesque doorway of St Ann’s Church of Ireland on Dublin’s Dawson Street, Fred Deane is handing out leaflets for (...)

Visitors at the  Sachsenhausen former Nazi concentration camp near Berlin. Christians were silent and colluded with systemic genocide by choosing not to know, even when knowing.  Photograph: Maurizio Gambarini/AFP/Getty Images

The week after Easter I went on a four-day study trip to Berlin organised by the Holocaust Education Trust Ireland. We visited memorials, museums, doc(...)

 Former Green Party leader Trevor Sargent said it was an amazing day. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

From one ministry to another, former Green Party leader Trevor Sargent completed his latest journey in life on Saturday evening at Christ Church Cathe(...)

Two Church of Ireland bishops’ attendance at Gafcon has been described as  “an absolute disgrace”. Photograph: iStock

Attendance by two Church of Ireland bishops at the conservative Global Anglican Future Conference (Gafcon) meeting in Jerusalem last week has provoked(...)

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