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Pádraig Ó Tuama is leader of the Corrymeela community in Ireland. Please see details of his visit to Exeter below, which may be of interest…
Corrymeela in Exeter
17 – 18 Nov 2018 Exeter
Mercy, Justice, Truth and Peace
A Christian based service of worship on November 18 in Exeter. The keynote speaker and preacher is Pádraig Ó Tuama.
Pádraig Ó Tuama is a poet, theologian, mediator and peace activist/educator. Since 2014, he has been the leader of the Corrymeela Community, Ireland’s oldest and pre–eminent organisation for peace and reconciliation. He grew up in Cork, and after a nomadic, highly creative decade in Switzerland, Australia, Lithuania, Uganda and the Philippines, he settled in Belfast in 2003. With a poet’s interest in storytelling, language, theology and conflict are among the dominant themes referenced in his work.
Pádraig writes poetry and prose, lectures, leads retreats, and is a frequent contributor to religious broadcasting across the British Isles. His published poetry and prose include In the Shelter, Sorry for your Troubles, Readings from the Books of Exile and Discovering the Spirit in the City. He is also a group worker and has worked with groups in Ireland, Britain, the US and Australia
Here is his TED talk:
And here is one of his poems: