June 2017

Amal Women's Association Talk

Amal Women’s Association is based in Dublin, working in the community to raise the voice of Muslim women in society. On 21st June 2017, AMRI was joined by Rabia and Najet from the Amal Women's Association. They gave a presentation on Ramadan, the Festival of Eid and the work they are doing with Syrian refugees. 


You can read the newsletter from Amal and information on their project for Syrian Refugees. See more about Amal Women's Association on Facebook.

Najet and Rabia of Amal Women's Association gave a talk to members and guests at the AMRI Office

World Refugee Day 2017

Dublin City Interfaith Forum (DCIF) held a number of events to mark World Refugee Day on 20th June.


Tuesday, 20th June 2017, 10.30am–11.15am

DCIF remembered those who lost their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea with an Interfaith Service at the Famine Monument, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1.  

To read the readings and prayers from the Interfaith Service CLICK HERE.












Members of the Dublin City Interfaith Forum at the Interfaith Service to mark World Refugee Day


































Tuesday, 20th June 2017, 6pm–8pm

DCIF marked World Refugee Day with a symposium and launch of the photo exhibition: 'Behind the Barbed Wire - the hidden lives of refugees', a photo-journal exhibition by Syd Bolton.
Venue: Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.

Visit https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/refugee-stories-of-faith-and-hope-symposium-photo-exhibition-tickets-35345251599 to book tickets.

DCIF acknowledges kind support of Maria Hennessy, Legal Officer, Irish Refugee Council Independent Law Centre, who made this possible.

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For more information on the Dublin City Interfaith Forum visit https://www.dublincityinterfaithforum.org.

Send Word: An Adventure in Faith

John F. Deane, poet, and Martin Sauter, Pastor, cordially invite you to a celebratory and exploratory evening in the Lutherhaus, 24 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2, for 8.30pm on 21 June 2017.

Can a way, or ways be found to respond to the contemporary unease with our Churches? To help revive our enfeebled faith and courage? Are we hurting from the failure of old assumptions and the tired language of our rites, from the threats to our ecosystems and the menace of extreme positions? May we find hope and courage by dialoguing towards a fresh narrative, weaving into a new fabric scripture, the arts and our broken histories?

CLICK HERE for more details about the event.

Contact John F. Deane at johnfmdeane@gmail.com or Martin Sauter at sautermartin35@gmail.com.

Novena to the Sacred Heart

The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart are leading their annual Novena to the Sacred Heart from Thursday 15 June to Friday 23 June 2017.

The Novena to the Sacred Heart takes place annually, prior to the Feast of the Sacred Heart, in the Sacred Heart Church on the Western Road, Cork. Masses take place daily at 10.00am and 8.00pm. 

For more information please see MSC Missions, or contact the office on +353 (0) 21 4545704 or by email at info@mscmissions.ie

A Conversation with Muslim Women from the Amal Women's Association

AMRI OFFICE, Cypress Grove Road, Templeogue, Dublin D6W YV12

Wednesday 21 June 2017, 10.30 am

Amal Women’s Association is based in Dublin, working in the community to raise the voice of Muslim women in society.  The Justice Desk has invited two of its members to share with us about Ramadan, the Eid Festival and their work with Syrian Refugees.


The presentation will commence at 10.30am and will be followed by Questions and Answers.  As Ramadan is a month of strict fasting for Muslims, tea and coffee will be available at the end of the conversation. 

You can read the newsletter from Amal and information on their project for Syrian Refugees.  If you wish to participate in the project you can bring your gift with you on 21 June.


If you wish to attend please forward your name by the 16 June to aoife.obrien@amri.ie or phone the AMRI office at 01 5310055.

National Holy Wells Day

National Holy Wells Day takes place around the country on Sunday, 18th June 2017.

The Columba Community of Prayer and Reconciliation, in association with the Loving Sister Earth Movement, invites everyone to join them in this day of prayer for our planet's water.

"The issue of clean water for everyone is central; the idea of literally going back to the ancient Holy Wells to pray, reflect and to seek wisdom for renewal of the face of the earth, is indeed inspirational."

To read more about it, download the Novena Booklet, or view the flyer and prayer card below. 

Visit www.lovingsisterearth.com or email lovingsisterearth@gmail.com

Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services: The Sacred Art of Living and Dying

Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services have an upcoming programme: The Scared Art of Living and Dying. The Education & Research team have been facilitating this course for almost a decade and they are excited about the return of Professor Richard Groves and his international team on Tuesday, 13 June 2017.


This workshop is entitled Understanding Spiritual Pain, and is a creative blend of instruction, hands-on experience, multimedia presentation, personal reflection and creative rituals from the world’s great wisdom traditions designed to promote personal and professional growth.

The recent information evening webinar with Professor Groves can be viewed online HERE.


For more information visit Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services or call (01) 4068 810

History of Women Religious - Britain and Ireland, Annual Conference 


The History of Women Religious Britain and Ireland invites you and your community to join them for their Annual Conference in UCD on 8th and 9th June.

Dr. Deirdre Raftery says, "We have a wonderful programme of presentations drawing on research on women religious, and representing countries including Ireland, the USA, Spain, Belgium, England, Scotland, Holland, and Israel. Our keynote speaker is Susan O'Brien, from the Margaret Beaufort Institute, University of Cambridge.

The first evening will conclude with a reception hosted by UCD, and the launch of Susan O'Brien's wonderful new book on the Daughters of Charity. 


We warmly invite your community to attend the conference, and to share this notification with your colleagues and friends. Lay and religious congregational archivists are also warmly invited to attend."

You can download the timetable and the booking form, or see https://historyofwomenreligious.org for more information.