Belfast has a brand-new festival, and I’m excited to be participating in one of its events: a discussion panel on ‘Faith and Politics’ on Thursday 12 March, 7-9 pm, at the Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts.
The new festival, ‘Imagine Belfast: The Festival of Ideas and Politics,’ runs 9-15 March and features lectures, panel discussions, theatre, humour, film, and the spoken word. Check out the preview by Alan in Belfast on Slugger O’Toole.
The Corrymeela Community are running the event on Faith and Politics, hosted by Susan McEwen (head of Programmes).
Panellists include: Rev Dr Lesley Carroll, Presbyterian minister at Fortwilliam and Macrory, Liam Clarke (Political Editor of the Belfast Telegraph) Dr Duncan Morrow (University of Ulster and Corrymeela), and me, Dr Gladys Ganiel (currently Irish School of Ecumenics and, as of 1 April, the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice at Queen’s).
The subject is when, and how, faith and politics can bring out the best in each other. If you have any great ideas on the subject, do come along and share them during the discussion.