A Tradition Betrayed

A tradition betrayed Comment The Rev Brian Kennaway, one of the Orange Order’s most senior and outspoken members, says the core values of the society have been betrayed by a section of the membership who are divorced from the core values of Orangeism, and by a leadership unwilling to take the necessary risks to restore the public image of institution

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Celebrating 1916?

Madam, I was astonished by the letter of the Rev DAVID FRAZER, Laytown, Co Meath. (Letters 19 April), that he should ‘celebrate the bravery of the men and women of 1916’. Is this a personal reflection of the Rev. Frazer, or have the Church of Ireland totally abandoned the injunction of our Lord Jesus Christ?: “But I tell you who

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Criticism of Orangeism

Dear Sir, May I be permitted to respond the letter of William Brown (Irish News 30/3/06) in which he makes reference to my lecture on Orangeism. Mr Brown, though present, at the lecture referred to, fails to grasp “the main assertion of that lecture” – which was “Orangeism a Presbyterian Perspective”. It was only by way of introduction that I

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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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