Maria Jansson

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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(...)

‘If over 90 per cent of our population claims religious affiliation then that is important to the people in our society,’ says Church of Ireland Dean of Waterford Maria Jansson.

A senior Church of Ireland figure has defended State funded faith-based schools, saying the fact that over 91.2 per cent of the population proclaims t(...)

Proposing the motion Dr Leo Kilroy of Glendalough diocese said: “There is no evidence in the gospels that Jesus Christ said anything one way or another about gay people”.

A motion that Church of Ireland bishops investigate developing a public thanksgiving service for legally married same-sex couples was defeated at the (...)

 Former president  Mary McAleese says Ireland needs to demonstrate ‘the promise of the hundred thousand welcomes is not a fairy story’. Photograph: Photograph: Eric Luke

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese has urged Christians to speak out against against anti-immigrant sentiment as hundreds of church bells were (...)

The bells. The bells. Now there’s an intriguing word, campanology. You might be forgiven for thinking it was a study of over-the-top behaviour by part(...)

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