Response to Senator Martin Mansergh

Dear Madam, Senator Martin Mansergh (11 March) does me a disservice when he states, ‘the Rev Brian Kennaway ( March 2nd) incorrectly attributes to the Church of Ireland today a philosophy similar to the Orange Order.’ The Synod resolution of 1999, which Senator Mansergh says, ‘distanced itself from historic formularies like the Thirty-Nine Articles,’ went on to state: These historic

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Drumcree: 10th Anniversary

Drumcree confirmed ‘bowler-hatted bigots’ stereotype Rite and Reason Next Sunday sees the 10th anniversary of the first Drumcree.  The Rev Brian Kennaway reflects on the impact of all Drumcrees since A Google search on ‘Drumcree’ reveals that there has been an enormous amount written over the last decade on this seemingly intractable problem.  After a decade of “Drumcree Sundays”, and

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European Theological Seminary, Birmingham

Belfast Telegraph 18th January 2005 Dear Sir, I noted with interest the response of Professor Gordon S. Beck of the European Theological Seminary, (Writeback, January 14). While I would not want to take away from what he says about the ability of Ian Paisley to “give valuable help to theological students enrolled in recognised educational establishments”, it is rather ironic

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Back to Basics

The Orange Order: Go Forward by Going Back Rev. Brian Kennaway • 10 November 2004 The recent article by Dr. John Coulter (The Blanket 4 November 2004) on the Orange Order was both challenging and incisive. While I appreciate what John was attempting to get us to think through, that the Orange Order needs to change in such a fast

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Orange Discipline

Belfast Telegraph Letters 10th April 2004 Dear Sir, May I support the sentiments expressed by such a senior and respected Orangeman as Dr. Warren Porter. (BT 9/4/04) It is significant, given Dr. Porters standing within the Orange Order, that, he should acknowledge that proper discipline should have been exercised long ago. However given the comments by the Order’s spokeswoman it is

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