Visiting The Divine Conference
The Irish Centre for Faith and Culture are organising a one day symposium called Visiting The Divine: Religious Practice in a Post Secular World. Co-sponsored by the Irish Bishops’ Council, the Maynooth Scholastic Trust and Maynooth College, it takes place here in Maynooth on March 3rd.

Visiting The Divine

Student Christian Movement Conference
The Student Christian Movement seems to have come back from the dead (which is ironic since they used to not believe in the Resurrection – ZING!) and they have a conference coming soon. (It’s on the same weekend as the superb Interface Conference for young theologians in Maynooth College, at which I am speaking so I can’t attend this but I think it only wise to share info about the event).

SCM Irish Conference 2011

Tirzah Ireland Not For Sale Sunday
Arising out of an EAI prayer group, Tirzah is one of the more exciting things to arise in Irish evangelicalism in recent years. It is an organisation dedicated to fighting and ending human trafficking in Ireland. I suppose you supposed that trafficking didn’t happen in Ireland or that if it did it was really rare? I used to think that too but it is actually appallingly common.

But on Sunday March 13th outside the GPO on O’Connell Street in Dublin from 3pm to 4.30pm, Tirzah will be hosting a showcase that will educate you about trafficking in Ireland and their response to it. There will be addresses on the topic from Tirzah Ireland director, Jeanne Whelan, and other special guests. There will be some great music, including Discovery Gospel Choir.

I mean, come on. What better way can you imagine spending a Sunday afternoon than hearing about the plight of those embroiled in human trafficking and sex slavery in Ireland?!?


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