The Exploring Group is a Joint Venture with South Belfast Methodists.

  Each autumn the Exploring Group holds a series of meetings on a chosen theme ending the series with a Fellowship Meal.  
Tolerance or Understanding in 2008
the meaning of living together in multi-faith communities


15 Oct 2008

Just tolerance or real understanding

can Christians in good conscience worship

with those of other faiths?

Rev Dr Inderjit Bhogal.
Methodist Minister, Director of Yorkshire and Humber Faith Forum, President of the British Methodist Church in 2000. His work in inter-faith relations recognised with OBE.


22 Oct 2008

 Is religion a major threat to world peace?

The Right Revd  Michael Jackson, Bishop of Clogher
  Michael Jackson has been Church of Ireland Bishop of Clogher, his home diocese, since 2002. Clogher comprises most of Counties Fermanagh and Monaghan along with parts of Tyrone, Donegal, Leitrim and Cavan. He chairs NIFCON (The Network for Inter Faith Concerns) in the Anglican Communion and the Archbishop of Canterbury's Commission with the Chief Rabbis of Israel, the latter along with the Chief Rabbi of Haifa.  
  Bishop Jackon's Address  


29 Oct 2008

Can Christianity, as a world faith,
be separated from Western culture?

Father Gerry O'Hanlon S.J.
  The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, Dublin. Fr O'Hanlon, doctoral studies at QUB (resident at Presbyterian Chaplaincy at Queen's), Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and formerly Dean of Theology at MilItown Institute in Dublin and Provincial of Jesuits in Ireland, currently doing theological reflection at the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice in Dublin - author of numerous articles, of the book The Immutability of God in the Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar (CUP, 1990) and co-author of several other books; with a particular interest in social theology.  
Fr Gerry O'Hanlon's Address


12 Nov 2008

Has the Methodist / Church of Ireland covenant any serious contemporary relevance in a multi-faith world?

Mrs Gillian Kingston (The Covenant Council)
  Former President Irish Council of Churches, Past secretary to the Church of Ireland/Methodist Covenant Council. Now a member of the Council.  
Gillian Kingston's Address


19 Nov 2008

Fellowship Meal

Participants gathered on the last night of the series for a Fellowship meal.