Press Release May 22nd
Ecumenical Bible Week
24-31 May 2015
Ireland’s leading Christian churches will meet to celebrate Ecumenical Bible Week 2015 from Pentecost Sunday to Trinity Sunday, 24-31 May. A wide range of events has been scheduled to take place at numerous venues throughout counties Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare. The events contemplate the Bible from different perspectives, through its interpretation in film, music, ethics, and law, as well as the traditional approach of prayer.
The programme includes:
• Thinking Allowed – A chaired panel discussion, with audience participation, that examines the topic of this year’s Ecumenical Bible Week, “What is the spirit saying to the Churches?” The panel will consist of Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin, Anglican Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson, and members of the leadership of the Assemblies of God Ireland, the Redeemed Christian Church of God, and the Romanian Orthodox Church.
• Bible and Law ‘To fee or not to fee, that is the question.’ Biblical guidance for poor lawyers. Presented by Brendan Guildea BL.
• The Lord’s Prayer with Dr Paul Manook, member of the Armenian community in Ireland. Spoken in the ancient language of Aramaic.
• The Bible and Ecology – “Nature and Scripture might bear witness to the Creator” (St. Ephrem, Hymns on Paradise). Talk given by Celine Mangan O.P.
• Pentecost Schools Project – A programme for primary school students to produce artwork based on the story of Pentecost (Acts, Chap. 2). Local parishes will work with the schools to select winners, whose work will be exhibited throughout the week.
Ecumenical Bible Week begins on Pentecost Sunday and concludes on Trinity Sunday, 24-31 May, in accordance with the calendar of the Western Church.