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Faith in prison

DAN GUNN Faith in prison This is an edited version of a talk given by a retired member of the Scottish Prison Service to a conference on Spiritualities and Prisons. Remember those in prison as though you were in prison with them (Hebrews 13). I spent 31 of my 38 years in the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) in prison.  The themes of annual Prisoners Week, a national attempt to interest faith communities and the public in prison, always resonated with me.  I particularly [more]

An Easter Mass

DAVID SIMPSON  A Presbyterian attends Easter Mass in Brussels and finds himself at home amidst an unexpected congregation. Near the Parc Cinquentenaire in Brussels, directly opposite the bottle bank in the Avenue de la Renaissance, stands a Dominican Church of the late 19th century.  Just before 10 am on Easter Sunday I joined the throng of people who were going inside. As a Presbyterian, the last Easter Mass I had attended was in Paris some fifty years ago.  That was a Russian Orthodox [more]

Brexit, borders and peace in Ireland

EAMONN CULLEN. An Irishman who has lived in Scotland for many years considers the potential impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland’s peace settlement and the prospect of a new border between the Republic and the North, which voted to remain. This summer, as many people take the ferry across the Irish Sea to Belfast or Larne on their way to holiday in Ireland, they will be wondering how soon it will be before they encounter a new border between the North and [more]

June 2017

Open House held a conference on the role of lay people in the governance of the Catholic Church in November 2013. See conference papers.