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25 October 2018

Church leaders meet Tánaiste 

Following their meeting with Northern Ireland’s political parties at the end of September and with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP earlier this month, the leaders of the main Churches in Ireland met the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD today (25 October) at Iveagh House, Dublin.

The President of the Methodist Church, the Rev. Billy Davison and the Rev.Dr. David Clements, Northern Convenor of the Methodist's Council on Social Responsibility have issued the following Statement

The Methodist Church in Ireland welcome the clarity of the unanimous decision of the Supreme Court today. 
We note that the court has ruled, “that the bakers did not refuse to fulfil the order because of his sexual orientation.”

The leaders of the main Churches in Ireland met with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP today (Monday 8 October) at Stormont House, Belfast. The meeting took place as the Secretary of State also met with the main political parties to discuss restoring devolution.

Following the meeting, the Church leaders said, “We welcomed the opportunity this morning to meet with the Secretary of State as part of the ongoing process of seeking to restore devolution to Northern Ireland.

The President and Lay Leader of the Conference of the Methodist Church in Ireland, the Rev Billy Davison and Mrs Lynda Neilands, are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of life and devastation caused by the tsunami in Indonesia.

The leaders of the main Churches in Ireland met with leaders and representatives of the five main political parties in Northern Ireland today (Friday 28 September) at the Presbyterian Church in Ireland’s Assembly Buildings in Belfast.

The attack took place at a house on Moneycannon Road - Photo credit: BBC (click to read their article here). 

 

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Irish Methodist World Mission Partnership are making a Harvest Appeal for their Container Ministry, see below for details. 

Exciting opportunity for Irish Methodists!

The Rev. Billy Davison, President of the Methodist Church in Ireland has issued the following in response to the Open Letter issued by the Rev. Dr. Harold Good:

"The Rev. Dr. Harold Good has expressed the hopes and aspirations of all the citizens of Northern Ireland whose lives have been blighted not only by the events such as the Omagh Bomb, but also by the absence of our Assembly at Stormont.This continues to affect many of our public services such as Health and Education. 

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