Added on 18/10/2013
The Revd Ása (pron. Awsa) Bjork Ólafsdottir is the Vicar of Dun Laoghaire and Diocesan Development Officer for the Church of Ireland Diocese of Dublin and Glendalough. She is very strong on following Christ’s teaching to look out for and after your neighbour. She already works on a ‘food bus’ travelling around the area with meals for the homeless. People can get on the bus and have their meal in relative comfort. Revd Ása cooks hot meals herself and brings them around on the bus. She is also looking for ways to open a facility locally which will provide for homeless but also for those fallen on hard times.
Revd Ása Björk has a unique sincerity to her mission as a pastor and is in conversation here with Paul Loughlin PRO Soul Waves Radio about the financial crash and how it impacted Icelandic people in particular and how they reacted in such a magnanimous manner.
Both the Church of Ireland and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland, in which the Revd Ása was ordained, are part of the Porvoo Communion, a fellowship of Anglican and Lutheran churches in northern Europe who celebrate their unity as churches and who share a common sacramental life and ministry through the Porvoo Declaration.
Click on www.soulwavesradio.ie to listen to interview.