Marking the Publication of 'Considering Grace: Presbyterians and the Troubles'

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The Irish Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs marked the publication of Considering Grace: Presbyterians and the Troubles (Merrion Press, 2019), with a special event at its headquarters in Iveagh House, Dublin, on 23 March.
Considering Grace records the deeply moving stories of 120 ordinary people’s experiences of the Troubles, exploring how faith shaped their responses to violence and its aftermath. Presbyterian ministers, victims, members of the security forces, emergency responders, healthcare workers and ‘critical friends’ of the Presbyterian tradition feature in its pages. It is the first book to capture such a full range of experiences of the Troubles of people from a Protestant background.
Considering Grace was written by Gladys Ganiel, Professor in the Sociology of Religion in SSESW, and Dr Jamie Yohanis, who was employed as a post-doctoral researcher on the project. Dr Yohanis also has a PhD in Education from SSESW.
The research on which the book is based was commissioned by the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs’ Reconciliation Fund.
Period23 Mar 2023
Held atDepartment of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
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