Christian voices 2005

In November 2005 the All Ireland Churches’ Consultative Meeting on Racism (AICCMR) organised a major conference, Challenged by Difference: Threat or Enrichment at Dromantine, Co Down.

Right Rev Michael Jackson, Church of Ireland Bishop of Clogher reflected on the need for a ‘fresh theology of hospitality’ in his opening remarks.
Read in full here:  Challenged by Difference: Threat or Enrichment [pdf]

Rev. Dr Sahr Yambasu, Methodist, from Galway gave the keynote address entitled ‘Challenged by Ignorance: Responding to the Strangers in our Midst’.
Read in full here: AICCMR conference Challenged by Ignorance [pdf] .

Rev. Arlington Trotman of the Churches’ Commission for Racial Justice spoke on ‘Being, Identity and Belief: A Christian Basis for Pursuing Racial Justice’.
Read in full here:  Being, Identity and Belief – A Trotman [pdf]

Rev. Philip T Sumner, Oldham, England, described his pastoral experience in a talk entitled ‘Affirming Identity to Create Community’.
Read in full here:  AICCMR conference: Affirming Identity [pdf]

Rt Rev. Ken Newell recounted his personal experience in the talk ‘Racism in Belfast: Up-front and Ugly’
Read in full here: AICCMR conference: Racism in Belfast [pdf]