NEWS – DECEMBER 10

Reformation focus of C of I Annual Theological Lectures at Queen's 2017  -  Cathedral concert in Banbridge NS Presbyterian Church  -  Bishop of Dromore launches report on religious persecution  -  Irish Inter-Church Meeting focus on suffering of the churches in the Middle East  -  Archbishop of Canterbury visits centre for refugee  -  News briefs & News links to reports on faith, politics and education.  CLICK HERE - cni-december-10

NEWS – DECEMBER 9

Irish Faith Leaders stress the dignity of human life in the Holy Land  -  Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference expresses solidarity with persecuted Christians  -  Blue Christmas at Eglinton parish  -  Gold Gaisce Award for Dunboyne churchman  -  Capuchins back down from suggestions of 1916 surrender letter theft  -  GAFCON Head Warns The Church Against 'Sleepwalking Into Fatal Compromise'  -  HRH the Princess Royal appointed High Commissioner to the General Assembly 2017  -  GB Churches report ‘dramatic' loss In confidence over youthwork  -  Tribute to Helen Roseveare by Bishop Harold Miller  -  News briefs & News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-december-9

NEWS – DECEMBER 8

Ballyholme C of I church re-opens with celebration of cross-community support  -  Student teachers contribute to the Empowerment of Women Programme in the Holy Land  -  St Anne’s Cathedral parishioner receives MBE for charity fundraising  -  North Wales diocese visits Meath & Kildare  -  Bishop criticises Sturgeon for suggesting Scotland could offer abortions to Northern Irish women  -  Vatican safeguarding commission launches new website  -  News briefs & News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-december-8

NEWS – DECEMBER 7

First female Chaplain to the Irish Defence Forces appointed  -  New Limerick post for CITI staffer  -  Live Crib will support Cork charities  -  Pepper Pot Carols by Candlelight  -  Achievements and challenges, 40 years after the first ordination of women in Canada  -  British Baptists issue call for unity over same-sex marriage  -  News briefs & News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-december-7

NEWS – DECEMBER 6

Leading Dublin school axes celebrations amid sex attack probe  -  Prominent Belfast priest Fr Hugh Kennedy quizzed over sex assault  -  Steadfastness of Christian presence in the Holy Land highlighted by Archbishop of Jerusalem in Dubin address  -  Oireachtas honours Mayo missionary  -  Strangford ferry: All aboard the carol ship of lights  -  Lunch time Carol Service in aid of therapy dogs  -  Royal tribute from Connor Mothers Union 90th birthday members -  News briefs & News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-december-6

NEWS – DECEMBER 3

Connemara digs deep for Syria - Irish Muslims condemn Syria's Grand Mufti's visit to Dublin - Archbishop of Jerusalem’s visit to Dublin & Glendalough begins - Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland says Déarbhla Clarke's story highlights need to examine celibacy issue - Bishop Michael visits Carlow Mart - News briefs & News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE — cni-december-3

NEWS – DECEMBER 2

Pupils suspended from C of I Dublin secondary school  -  Clonard Mercy Tent ‘a great success’ with Christmas shoppers  -  Exhibition on Irish Presbyterian care of children  -  MPs call for Parliament to congratulate Pope Francis on his 80th birthday  -  Moderator urges people to join him on wonderful Advent journey  -  Welsh cathedral premiere for film about  LGBT+ people in church   -  New Head of Media to the Archbishop of Canterbury  -  News briefs & News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE — cni-december-2

NEWS – DECEMBER 1

Netflix TV hit series Stranger Things inspires Christian Aid’s Nativity film  -  BBC's Christmas Call the Midwife drama highlights work of USPG  -  Irish Presbyterian Moderator returns from Nepal  -  Historic Church of Scotland and the Church of England agreement signed  -  Belfast Parish a winner in Beat–the Street game  -  Lisburn 2017 Day of Prayer for peace and healing  -  Please be seated - archive insights from C of I Pew registers  -  £2.9 million lottery grant to Ampleforth Abbey  -  Lithuanian archbishop says citizens anxious about Russian military threat   -  News links to reports on faith, politics and education.  CLICK HERE - cni-december-1

NEWS – NOVEMBER 30

Christ Church Cathedral’s Advent Sheep Trail  -  Holy See’s press release on Pope’s audience with Taoiseach  -  Free Presbyterians to protest at  Pope’s visit  -  Papal visit welcomed by mainstream Irish churches  -  US student wins Church of Ireland Historical Society’s Neely Prize1916  -  Coming release of CD recording of major choral work, One Hundred Years a Nation  -  News briefs & News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-november-30

NEWS – NOVEMBER 29

Pope Francis to visit Ireland in August 2018  -  Powerful and moving prayer vigil against Gender Based Violence  -  Archbishop Eamon Martin officially opens new Irish missionary seminary  -  Cork’s First Christmas Tree Festival  -  UKIP elects pro-life Catholic as its new leader  -  New Pioneer Minister at the University of Stirling  -  “Bienvenido todos” Anglicans in Spain welcome pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago  -  News briefs & News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE  - cni-november-29

NEWS – NOVEMBER 28

Dublin ecumenical service will mark Jerusalem link  -  Belfast Cathedral supports Foodbank during Advent  -  History of Ashton School, Cork, to be launched  -  ‘Requiem 1916 – Marbhna’ performed at Knock  -  Perpetrators Prayed for at Mothers' Union Service  -  Archbishop of Canterbury welcomes South Sudan Council of Churches to Lambeth Palace  -  News briefs &  News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-november-28

NEWS – NOVEMBER 26

Mothers’ Union march on Downing Street for victims of domestic violence  -  Church21 Parish Development Conference planned for March 2017  -  Northern Ireland survey of faith based organisations  -  Senior Anglican Bishop To Preside At LGBT Eucharist  -  Pope concludes Jubilee Year with appeal for enduring Mercy  -  Catholicism is growing fast in Norway  -  News briefs & News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE  - cni-november-26

NEWS – NOVEMBER 25

Dublin & Glendalough Clergy Visit Refugee Centre in Rome  -  C of I wants more nuanced approach to abortion reform in Republic  -  Archbishop Eamon Martin launches online 2016 Advent Calendar  -  C of E bishops updated on sexuality study  -  Lay Leader of Irish Methodist Church for EC Children and Migration forum  -  Nuncio pledges to reach out to dissenting priests  -  Black and Red Santas meet before dashing  -  C of E Issues fierce rebuke to conservative body GAFCON  -  Hundreds Of Pentecostal Christians To Gather In London For Landmark Meeting  -  News briefs & News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-november-25

NEWS – NOVEMBER 24

Enhanced visitor experience at St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny - All–Ireland Prayer Vigil in Londonderry against gender–based violence - International Anglican recognition of Dublin diocese’s refugee work - President Higgins speaks out against xenophobia - News briefs & News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-november-24

NOVEMBER 23

Dublin inter-church Walk of Light brightens dark times - Syrian religious leaders visit Ireland to appeal for help to end war - Cathedral’s red tower symbol of solidarity with persecuted Christians - Familiar hands for Armagh organ recital - Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland insight from the Fermanagh Churches Forum - Book on Rebel Prods launched - New Ecumenical Adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury announced - News briefs & News links to reports on faith, politics and education CLICK HERE - cni-november-23

NEWS – NOVEMBER 22

Ecuador quake victim Derry nun Sr Clare now a focus for prayers around the world  -  Choirs Hit the Right Notes at Magnificent D&G 800 Diocesan Evensong  -  Church Law Workshops Held in Cork  -  Archbishop of Canterbury visits Pakistan  -  Pope allows priests absolve women of ‘grave sin’ of abortion  -  News briefs & News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-november-22

NEWS – NOVEMBER 21

Irish relatives attend reunion for Scots Presbyterian missionary martyr honoured for wartime service to Jewish children - Top bible award for legendary RTÉ commentator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh - Ireland’s Eurovision winner headlines C of I Christmas concert - Daughter of priest delivers poem at the arrival of his remains to Co Derry church following his death - Churches damaged by New Zealand earthquake -  News briefs & News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-november-21

NEWS – NOVEMBER 19

Mothers Union to help young people move into starter homes - Archbishop of Jerusalem to visit Dublin next month - Nashville Hall of Fame Songwriter for Belfast Cathedral - Damaged plaster at Clonmel Friary reveals 600 years of history - Statement from St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, on Patrick O’Brien - Dean McCarthy removed offender from volunteer role at St. Patrick’s - Archbishop of Canterbury in online Advent course - News briefs & News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-november-19

NEWS – NOVEMBER 18

The Anglican Communion is not broken, Bishop David Chillingworth  - ‘Reviled’ priests’ morale at all time low, conference hears - Survivors of abuse deserve far more than a ‘deafening silence’ from the C of I - Irish Presbyterian concern at genocide in South Sudan - Direct aid from Clifton to Syria and Iraq - Preservation Award for St Mary’s, Killarney - News briefs & News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-november-18

NEWS – NOVEMBER 17

Limerick commissioning service of  Keith and Lyn Scott to serve again in Zambia - Fundraising campaign gets underway for Dublin diocesan refugee housing - Mission to Seafarers’ Belfast Heritage Sunday - Olympian and Bishop in soft play area - New book from Kerry priest’s blog on his battle with cancer - Preparations for diocesan discussions on human sexuality - News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-november-17

NEWS – NOVEMBER 16

Mothers’ Union revamp safety guidelines to protect children from commercialisation - Enniskillen cathedral concert for hospice - Councillor wants Galway to invite Pope Francis to visit city - LGB&T people support within the Irish Presbyterian Church - New Christian-Jewish dialogue project launched at Lambeth Palace - US Episcopal Church responds to presidential election - Pupils broadcast Act of Remembrance - News briefs & News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-november-16

NEWS – NOVEMBER 15

Two ecumenical firsts mark feast of Dublin’s St Laurence O’Toole  -  Ardoyne priest’s face-to-face with his critic  -  C of I Child Protection Officer for the Republic of Ireland  -  Remembrance Sunday observed throughout Ireland  -  Methodist President’s visit to Belfast District - Justin Welby preaches in Westminster Cathedral for first time - News briefs & News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-november-15

NEWS – NOVEMBER 13

Donegal priest joins lifeboat crew  -  Brilliant Weekend Blast by Down and Dromore youth  -  Former Moderator "knighted" by Roman Catholic Church - News briefs & News links to reports on faith, politics and education.  CLICK HERE - cni-november-14

NEWS – NOVEMBER 12

Reaction flares up to Moderator’s lecture on city life  -  Politicians criticise Moderator on bonfires  -  Griffith College honour local boy, Diarmuid Martin  -  Oireachtas na Samhna’, a major festival of Irish language, music and dance  -  Organ recitalist returns to Armagh  -  Ex-C of I volunteer jailed for sex assaults on boys  -  Solar suitcases bring light and life to mothers and babies in Mozambique  -  News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-november-12

NEWS – NOVEMBER 11

Archbishops of Armagh to Join in Wreath Laying Ceremony in Armagh on Remembrance Sunday  -  Permanent diaconate could change face of Irish Church, Bishop Nulty  -  Irish Council of Churches Programme Officer appointed  -  New book on 18th century Archbishop of Armagh is ‘ripping good read’, Archbishop Clarke  -  News briefs & News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-november-11

NEWS – NOVEMBER 10

Pilgrims journey together on the first Camino de Glendalough  -  Blessing of the new Abbot of Glenstal  -  Bishop’s tribute to Sam Harper ‘southern’ lay secretary of the General Synod  -  Irish nun in Gaza  greeted by Cardinal Vincent Nichols  -  News briefs & News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-november-10

NEWS – NOVEMBER 9

Two new C of I youth offices appointed  -  City wellbeing focus of Moderator’s Ulster University lecture  -  ‘Reality’ magazine celebrates 80 years  -  Celebrations mark bi-centenary of CMS missionaries in India  -  Search on for key Anglican post in Rome  -  News briefs & News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-november-9

NEWS – NOVEMBER 8

Priests to hear confessions in a Belfast shopping centre  -  Cathedral and Corrymeela join in Cantate on St Cecilia’s Day  -  Shortage of priests could lead to fortnightly Masses in Limerick  -  Child-friendly spaces needed for children of Mosul  -  News briefs & News links to reports on faith, politics and education.  CLICK HERE - cni-november-8

NEWS – NOVEMBER 7

Dublin & Glendalough Diocese to raise 300,000 euros to help Irish Refugee Council  -  Irish Church leaders witnesses to historical Catholic and Lutheran ecumenical event  -  New media officer for Cashel, Ferns and Ossory diocese  -  The Quietly Explosive Phenomenon Of 'Fresh Expressions’, Church Army report  -  News briefs & News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-novemebr-6

NEWS – NOVEMBER 5

Fr. Shay Cullen to receive the 2016 Hugh O'Flaherty Humanitarian Award  -  Journey towards Inclusion @ Changing Attitude AGM  -  New DVD and history of Presbyterian Children’s Society  -  ‘Hope and Resilience’ theme at Christ Church candle lit film series  -  Archbishop Eamon Martin invites families to join in a special Novena of Prayer  -  US Election season makes pastoral demands of churches  -  ‘It’s not a mortal sin to vote Democrat,’ says diocese  -  Christians To Floodlight UK Churches Red For Middle East Martyrs  -  News briefs & News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-november-5