The President of the Methodist Church in Ireland, the Rev. Peter Murray has issued the following Statement on the run-up to the 20th Anniversary of the IRA ceasefire:
"This week-end we celebrate the cease-fire in the long saga of what we knew as "the troubles" and it was ironic that on Monday we witnessed the funeral of Albert Reynolds credited as one of the five architects of what we have come to know as "the Peace Process"
This Process which began 20 years ago has had its hic-ups but we need to consider the number of those alive today because of it.
Belfast Central Mission (BCM) has partnered with the Alzheimer's Society, Extra Care and the Northern Ireland Hospice to improve the quality of, and access to, care and support for older people with dementia and their families in Northern Ireland. This collaborative project is called 4caring and has grown from a shared recognition among the partners of both the need to improve the continuity of support for families living with dementia in the community, and an opportunity to work together to make the best use of increasingly constrained resources.
The Nixon Memorial Hospital in Segbwema, Sierra Leone is struggling to cope with the Ebola outbreak in the country. Local people are afraid to go to the hospital in case they catch Ebola. There have been several deaths in the hospital, including three members of staff. Local people feel under siege by an enemy that no one understands.