Dublin Labyrinth

I spent a day in Dublin after my time in Corrymeela and like a good tourist, I bought a ticket on the Big Bus Hop On Hop Off bus. I stayed on the bus the entire way around the first time, I got a great overview of the city and had a chance to decide…

Corrymeela – Day 3!

We started off today by hopping on a bus to take us to Derry/Londonderry, there is an ENTIRE political narrative to that name that I had no awareness of. We arrived at Holywell Trust and participated in a presentation/workshop with Maureen Hetherington on Peace and Patriarchy. Maureen is the Coordinator of the Junction, a community relations and…

Corrymeela – Day 2!

This morning started off with good coffee! The coffee at the hostel we stayed at in Belfast left a bit to be desired. Breakfast is a continental breakfast, eaten communally and we are encouraged not to sit with the same people at each meal time, but to connect with the many volunteers and staff who…

Corrymeela!

So ends the first day at Corrymeela, an organization in Northern Ireland dedicated to ‘transforming division through human encounter.’ Our group of fifteen women were warmly welcomed, oriented to the building and our rooms, heard about the origins and practices of Corrymeela and had lunch. We spent some time getting to know each other a…

A Taxi Driver’s Commitment & Kindness

I am on a Pilgrimage to Corrymeela in Northern Ireland. We have been in Belfast for a couple of days and been taking taxis from our hostel to the various places we need to get to on this pilgrimage. Tonight was a free evening. Three of us took a taxi to The Wicker Man, a…

Ireland!

A few pics from my adventures today. Apparently a middle aged woman who is going to a Christian place of Peace and Reconciliation is suspect! I got a major hassle going through customs in Dublin.

Doubt & Belief

How many people get excited when they receive a letter or card in the mail? I know I do. From pictures drawn on cave walls to the printing press, written communication is a way that we can be in touch with and have impact on the lives of those who are outside our immediate circle.…