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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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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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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Buried Lives: The Protestants of Southern Ireland

Buried Lives: The Protestants of Southern Ireland (Publisher: The History Press Ireland £17.99) by Robin Bury “How Protestants were all but ethnically cleansed in South” This book complements work already done by previous academics, like Peter Hart, Gerard Murphy, Marcus Tanner and others. It comes from the pen of one who grew up, among that community, in the latter half

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Ian Paisley had very long history of protesting, and Orange Order may follow suit if Pope visits in 2018

Dear Sir, I was intrigued by the comments of your Religion Correspondent (B.T. 10 December). Alf McCreary stated: “People forget that Paisley led a demonstration outside Church House in Belfast when the former Moderator the Reverend Dr Ken Newell invited the then Roman Catholic Primate Cardinal Sean Brady as his personal guest at the opening night of the Presbyterian General

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