Open House is a magazine of comment and debate on faith issues in Scotland, published six times a year.

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The peace ministry of Alec Reid

JOHN McFALL The peace ministry of Alec Reid Throughout my interest in Irish politics, and during my time in the Northern Ireland Office, the name of Fr. Alec Reid featured regularly.  I never had the privilege of meeting him but I heard many a reference from Nationalist and Unionists about the role he played in helping to broker a successful outcome to the peace process. The recently published book, One Man, One God: the Peace Ministry of Fr Alec Reid brings together a [more]

The Balfour Declaration: text and contexts         

WARREN BARDSLEY A Methodist minister who campaigns for a just peace in Palestine/Israel considers the contexts and consequences of the 67-word Balfour Declaration of November 2017 which made public the British Government’s support for the establishment of a ‘Jewish home’. ‘His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestineof a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice [more]

Magnum Principium

MAURICE TAYLOR A Scottish bishop who served for many years on the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL) welcomes Pope Francis’ decision to change the criteria for liturgical translation. In an article for the May issue of Open House earlier this year, I speculated on the prospect of some papal relief for those who find the present translation of the Missal disappointing and burdensome. I wrote:- ‘There are some who have welcomed the new Missal translation as having a dignity worthy [more]

October/November 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.