Residential seminar to be held at Dromintee Centre

Church Steeple and Cross
Church Steeple and Cross

The Community Outreach Group is to host a 24 hour residential seminar at Dromintine Conference Centre.

The event will be held on Friday 22 January at 5 pm and leaving Saturday 23 January 2016 at 5 pm.

There will be four speakers - drawn from clergy with records in peace building - of the Anglican, Catholic, Presbyterian and Methodist traditions.

The seminar will be facilitated by Rev Dr Johnston McMaster from the Ethical and Shared Remembering Programme, 1912-1922 and the Irish School of Ecumenics.

Each of the clergy will present a self-contained session (30 minutes) with focus on the key theological emphases of my tradition; the key practices of my tradition and how my tradition sees its role in relation to peace building in our changing society.

There will be opportunities for questions and answers and interactive group discussion following the presentation. One session on Friday evening will be followed by three similar sessions on Saturday.

The seminar will end with a keynote address by 
Dr McMaster.

A detailed programme will be available later.

Set in the beautiful and peaceful location of Dromintine, the seminar will provide opportunity for reflection on how our Church members interpret and live out Christianity.

A spokesperson said: “In the process, we hope to explode divisive myths and focus on the future role of faithful people in our society - historically separated by political and 
religious hostility.

“Since the seminar has been designed as an integrated unit, it is necessary that all clergy and participants remain for the entire duration of the seminar in order that all derive maximum benefit.

“In order to cover the costs of accommodation in single rooms, food, room hire and tokens of thanks to clergy, we require that seminar participants contribute £10 per person. Cash or cheque payable to ‘Community Outreach Group, Lurgan’ with accompanying note giving contact details in order to secure a place.

“Please leave above at reception in the Jethro Centre addressed to Mrs Ray Gregg (Hon Treasurer, COG) or pass to her at a COG event on 18 November or 4 December.”

Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Transport will be organised on a shared car basis. Applicants are asked to indicate if they can offer to drive three passengers or wish to 
be a passenger.