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From Ecumenism to Community Relations Inter-Church Relationships in Northern Ireland, 1980-2005 (Hardcover)

Author:  Maria Power
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0716533790
ISBN-13: 9780716533795
Sku: 203869153
Publish Date: 1/1/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1.25T
Pages:  262
Age Range:  NA
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The main theme of this unique book centers upon ways in which the Protestant and Catholic Churches have worked together to promote peace and reconciliation and improve community relations in Northern Ireland. It examines the various methods and schemes used by the Church leaders and members of local churches and assesses their success in providing an example of peace, reconciliation, and leadership to the communities that they serve. The various contacts which have taken place since Vatican II are examined in detail, demonstrating that a timidity about issues of communal relations meant that the churches were reluctant to create national structures and rarely translated talk into action or acted upon the recommendations of commissioned reports. In contrast, the author is very positive about what Christian groups have achieved at community level. These groups found that they could work along shared communal lines if dealing with common social issues, particularly in supplying ''safe have

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0262
Product attributePublisher:   Irish Academic Press
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