Ian R.K. Paisley

The Second Coming of Paisley by Richard Lawrence Jordan: Book Review In The Second Coming of Paisley: Militant Fundamentalism and Ulster Politics (Syracuse University Press, 2013), the American historian Richard Lawrence Jordan claims to provides us with some theological insights into the nature of Ian Paisley’s politics. The title may cause confusion. Some may think that ‘the second coming’ is

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Opposition to Scottish Referendum

Dear Sir, The Article by Liam Clarke given the headline “Orange march ‘boost for Yes vote’” (Belfast Telegraph 3 September) caused me to reflect on the history of Orange support for failed causes. From the inception of the Institution, the leadership at least, have opposed: The Catholic Emancipation Act. The Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland. The Secret Ballot Act.

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Ardoyne/Twaddell ‘fiasco’ in Belfast ‘a repetition of the failed tactics of the past’

It was not just the IRA who murdered Protestants but also the UDA and the UVF, writes Brian Kennaway   The problems currently facing the Orange institution in Northern Ireland are nothing new. Indeed if anything it is a replay of the conflicts of the recent past like Drumcree. Unfortunately, for those, like me, from the Orange and unionist community, we have been very

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The Ardoyne Conflict

Twaddell protesters in Ardoyne had a choice Everyone knows that the choices we make determine our future. This was the case at the beginning of the twentieth century when Ulster men and women chose to oppose Home Rule and later chose to join the Crown Forces to defeat Hitler’s rape of Europe. They were positive choices, which produced a positive

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Parades violence does NOT display the CORE VALUES of the Orange or Black Institutions.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN IRELAND 4th June 2014 Moderator, members of Assembly. I wish to speak in support of Resolution 22a. I joined the Loyal Orange Institution of Ireland in 1964. I did so after much prayer and reflection. I reflected on the core values of the Orange Order as revealed in their written documents, the Qualifications and

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