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August 1, 2020
August 29, 2020

Peaceful Protest

Peaceful Protest                   Word on the Week                     29th August 2020. Setting aside for the moment the mea culpa of the leading lights of Irish society attending a dinner in breach of the Government guidelines and looking at the more sinister events in Belarus and Washington.    In both places peaceful protests were made against Government wrongs. The […]

August 22, 2020

Storm Ellen

Storm Ellen                      Word on the Week                    22nd August 2020. The first of the Autumn storms rolled in from the Atlantic this week.   Since they are named alphabetically by the Meteorological Office and ‘E’ is the 5th letter we must have suffered four such storms earlier this year.   The Met Office in the UK […]

August 15, 2020

Chinese Overseas Christian Church

Chinese Overseas Christian Church   Word on the Week   15th August 2020. The COCM was founded 70 years ago by Stephen Wang.   Next Saturday the anniversary will be marked by a zoom broadcast.   It is good in the midst of our anniversaries’ commemorations to remember one which marks the establishment of Christian Churches and not wars! […]

August 8, 2020

John Hume

John Hume                             Word on the Week                              8th August 2020. The death of John Hume this week produced an outpouring of gratitude the like of which he never experienced in his lifetime!   The Nobel Laureate and former Social Democrats leader was one of the architects of the North’s peace process and the 1998 Belfast Agreement.   He […]

August 1, 2020

Religious Ceremonies during Covid

Religious Ceremonies during Covid        Word on the Week            1st August 2020. Eid-al-Adha in Croke Park.   A celebration of Islam on the revered turf.   The age of inclusion has arrived almost without warning!    The Muslim “festival of sacrifice” was a bloodless one last Friday at least any sacrificing was done outside the park. The festival […]