Communions are two very different things

Doctrine means never the twain shall meet (Digital) You Religion Correspondent, Alf McCreary, makes some valid points in “Almost 500 years on from Luther, can we manage our own reformation in Northern Ireland?” (23 September). There are however some areas which require qualification. When Alf affirms, “The 500th anniversary of the Reformation occurs on October 31 to mark the initiative

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It is not extreme to oppose the murder of an innocent

One wonders what our society has come to given the headline ‘MP Jacob Rees-Mogg defends ‘extreme’ anti-abortion views’ (Sep10). In this topsy-turvy world, where black is white and white is black, is it now acceptable to consider those who oppose the murder of an innocent as ‘extreme’? Brian Kennaway, South Antrim This letter appeared in the Belfast Newsletter on Monday

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If pro-IRA graffiti is a hate crime, then so must be eulogising IRA murderers

I am somewhat bewildered by the article “IRA graffiti on Londonderry houses a ‘hate crime’” (31 July) This article goes on to refer to the writing of graffiti “IRA Ghost” daubed on “seven local homes and murals featuring the Apprentice Boys and British Legion” in Londonderry. The writer goes on to quote various sources describing this action, by unknown perpetuators, as

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Tougher punishment for trespassing would bring our dangerous bonfires under control.

I note with some personal interest the comments of “Belfast Unionist’ (Writeback 20 July), where the author calls for the creation of a ‘Bonfire Commission’. While this is a commendable suggestion in order “solve the (sic) problem”, it would only create another layer of bureaucracy in order to deal with one specific issue. A more all inclusive resolution would be

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No grey areas when it comes to our border

Dear Sir, I was alarmed to read the article “Taoiseach Varadkar insists Republic won’t design border in Ireland for ‘Brexiteers’” (News July 29) in which a British Government spokesperson was quoted as saying “We aim to have as frictionless a border as possible between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland…”. Surely any border, visible or otherwise, will be between

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The Dunloy Debacle

Rev Brian Kennaway: The fault lies not with the Parades Commission but with Dunloy Lodge.  May I take issue with the comments of the John Finlay, Worshipful Master of LOL 496 (‘Our dismay at the denial of our liberties in Dunloy’). Mr Finlay states: “I wish to place on record our disgust, anger and dismay that, yet again, we are

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SF should argue for act at Westminster

May I commend both David Wilson, Beragh (‘Irish language act is about division and not equality’, June 28) and WA Miller Belfast BT13 (‘Irishness and Britishness are not exclusive to each other,’ June 28) on their analysis of the Irish/Gaelic language. It may however have passed your readers’ attention that the exact words of the St Andrew’s Agreement states: “The

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It might be unhelpful to refer to gay marriage as sin, but scripture says it is such.

The letter of Colin Flinn (‘PCI still alienates its LGBT members,’ June 9) raises a number of issues. The old adage ‘Don’t blame the messenger’ applies abundantly throughout this letter. Colin’s dispute is not with me or the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, but with the Apostle Paul and ultimately with God. It is the responsibility of both the Church and

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