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Added on 01/02/2014

Saturday 1 February 2014

Rubicon
Rubicon Conference in Dublin

The third Rubicon gathering, which will focus on the theme of justice, takes place in Rathmines Town Hall today (Saturday). Founded by Greg Fromholz and the Revd Rob Jones, the gathering is a Holy Trinity, Rathmines, initiative which aims to create a place where the big questions can be debated and talked about. It draws together people to collaborate intentionally and explore ideas about how people of faith can continue to engage in all their spheres of influence.

The keynote speaker is Shane Claiborne activist, author and founder of the Simple Way Community in Philadelphia. Shane will be joined by the Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, who will speak at the opening of the conversation about justice as well as the Papal Nuncio, the Most Revd Charles John Brown.

Among the other contributors will be Lydia Monds, the Education Advisor to the Bishops’ Appeal, Gavin Jennings from ‘Morning Ireland’, Elaine Moore from the Women’s Shelter in Rathmines and the Capuchin, Bro. Martin Bennett. The contributors will join 110 new influencers to chat in a ‘TED–esque’ format with interaction, table discussion and tea.

Tomorrow’s (Saturday) session is fully booked but there is still space to hear Shane speak at Holy Trinity, Rathmines, at 11.45 a.m. tomorrow (Sunday) . For more details see www.wearerubicon.com or on Twitter at @wearerubicon.com

A new series of addresses, given in the context of the 10.45am Sunday morning Choral Eucharist in the Chapel of Trinity College, Dublin, begins tomorrow (Sunday). Entitled ‘The Golden Rule’ the series will seek to explore how this universal ethical principle (‘Do to others as you would have them do to you’) is understood and applied across several different faith traditions. The first address will be given by Ms. Alison Wortley, member of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’í Community in Ireland, who will speak on ‘The Golden Rule in the Baha’i Faith’. Among the subsequent speakers will be Dr. Marcus Braybrooke, President of the World Congress of Faith, Dr Yazid Said, Lecturer in Islamic Studies in Mater Dei Institute of Education, and Swami Purnananda, spiritual director and founder of the Éire Vedanta Society.

Recordings of the addresses will be available on the TCD Chaplaincy website: www.tcd.ie/chaplaincy

Tomorrow (Sunday) at 3pm there will be a service in Irish in St George’s church, Belfast. This service is held on the first Sunday of each month and is part of a growing commitment in the parish to foster the use of the Irish language.

In St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin, tomorrow (Sunday) at 3.15pm the cathedral choristers will sing Benjamin Britten’s ‘Ceremony of Carols’ while at 7.30pm in St Lasarian’s cathedral, Old Leighlin, the Procession and Vespers of Candlemas will be held followed by, the now customary, refreshments.

At 5pm in Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, the Candlemas Processions will be held, after which a new portrait, by Olivia Bartlett, of the late Dean, the Very Revd Tom Salmon, will be unveiled. The cathedral, surprisingly, has few portraits of other deans. Portraits of Herbert Kennedy and John Paterson hang in the Chapter Room while among the portraits of the archbishops of Dublin, which are hung in the cathedral, are two who had been Deans of Christ Church – Charles Cobbe, by Francis Bindon, and Richard Chenevix Trench, by Sir Thomas Jones.

At Choral Evensong in St Canice’s cathedral, Kilkenny, the Dean of Ferns, the Very Revd Paul Mooney, will be installed as Precentor of Ossory and Leighlin.

 


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