NEWS – SEPTEMBER 30

Wine boxes of kindling promote Christian Aid’s work  -  Everything is connected Bishops’ pastoral theme for Day for Life  -  Bishop commends Week of Prayer for Christian Unity  -  Church members must shout about the injustice of homelessness  -  C of I Bishop at launch of new Cork Educate Together school  -  Half of Scots say they aren't religious  -  Church membership plummets in Wales, but bishop holds on to hope  -  News briefs  -  News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-september-30

NEWS – SEPTEMBER 29

Upper Bann People to ‘Speak Up’ on Climate Change  -  Immigration and poverty key issues of our lifetime Down and Connor Faith and Life Convention told  -  Anglican–Orthodox commission visits Downpatrick  -  New director of Veritas appointed  -  Sr Martina Purdy news journalist to nun living the dream  -  C of I clergy formation focus of archive of the month  -  Mass baptisms mark 70th anniversary of Church of South India  -  News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-september-29

NEWS – SEPTEMBER 28

Mission to Seafarers launch woolly hat fundraising campaign  -  Indentity focus of Belfast talk by former NI born diplomat and UK Ambassador to Holy See  -  Former President of Ireland gives address as two new C of I priests ordained  -  Styles of spirituality in new issue of Search, a C of I journal  -  National Flower Festival 2017 will take place in Ardee  -  The Fifteenth Dublin International Symposium on Jonathan Swift  -  Book now advice for Christ Church Carols by Candlelight 2016  -  News briefs  - News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-september-28

NEWS – SEPTEMBER 27

Student Church at Queen’s celebrates 50 Years  -  Orthodox visitors welcomed in Armagh  -  Fishermen’s Mission responding to modern needs in Down ports  -  Roman Catholic Ecumenical Canon installed at St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast  -  News briefs  -  News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-september-27

NEWS – SEPTEMBER 28

Mission to Seafarers launch woolly hat fundraising campaign  -  Indentity focus of Belfast talk by former NI born diplomat and UK Ambassador to Hoy See  -  Former President of Ireland gives address as two new C of I priests ordained  -  Styles of spirituality in new issue of Search, a C of I journal  -  National Flower Festival 2017 will take place in Ardee  -  The Fifteenth Dublin International Symposium on Jonathan Swift  -  Book now advice for Christ Church Carols by Candlelight 2016  -  News briefs  - News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-september-28

OPINION – Watching Troubles images I had blocked from my mind

The BBC has a programme at the moment called Pop Goes Northern Ireland which depicts the history of the Troubles through the music of the time. It should be compulsory viewing for anyone born after 1994, Tom Kelly writes in The Irish News. Click here - cni-opinion-sept-27

NEWS – SEPTEMBER 26

Warm welcome for new Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin  -  Sr Consilio & Éamonn Meehan receive St Patrick medal for mercy  -  Church leaders welcome Ardoyne parades agreement  -  Former priest and journalist’s new role with Association of Catholic Priests  -  Children to make history at Dublin and Glendalough 800 Launch  -  News briefs  -  News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-september-26

FAITH PERSPECTIVE – A bridge of peace, a door of reconciliation

Sermon preached by The Venerable Scott Harte at the Installation of The Very Revd Dr William Morton as Dean of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral on Saturday 24 September 2016. Click here - cni-faith-pers-26-9

NEWS – SEPTEMBER 24

The Priests’ new release  -  Paradigm event to enable dialogue about mission and discipleship  -  Victorian family values ‘a myth’, Archbishop tells Mothers’ Union  -  New Anglican Church For Conservative Christians Launches In England  -  Donald Trump appoints 33 top Catholics as Advisers  -  News briefs/Francis Joseph Bigger, Belfast’s Cultural Crusader / Derry & Raphoe diocesan MU Festival / English cathedrals growth / Pioneer ministry growing   -  News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-september-24

OPINION – Ideological warfare over Troubles’ deaths

Daily we hear a diatribe of ideological warfare coming from ‘republicans’ that the UK State and its security forces bear core responsibility for the ‘Troubles’ and the result deaths, Kenny Donaldson writes in the News Letter. CLICK HERE - cni-opinion-september-24

NEWS – SEPTEMBER 23

C of I well represented as Mothers’ Union returns home for 140th anniversary celebrations - New Irish Presbyterian resource on being a ‘Close to Home’ congregation - Iona library gets £100,000 grant to rescue priceless books - Storytelling  workshops inspire children’s leaders - New film tells story of Muslim aid to Ireland during the Famine - News briefs/National Maternity Hospital Annual Remembrance Service / Retreat for Youth Leaders/ Corrymeela rhythm of prayer retreat / MLA’s tribute to City Missioner - News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-september-23

OPINION – SEPTEMBER 23: It’s time for north’s meddling attorney general to go

Next week John Larkin QC, the north’s attorney general, appears in the European Court of Human Rights to challenge the deal made with Turkey about stopping migrants entering the EU because it conflicts with the right of religious zealots coming to Europe to impose their moral views on everyone else, Brian Feeney writes in The Irish News. CLICK HERE - cni-opinion-sept-23

NEWS – SEPTEMBER 22

Faith leaders gathered in Assisi plead for world peace  -  WCC and Roman Catholics to focus on peacebuilding and migrants  -  Former Irish president backs challenge to Church teaching on contraception  -  Organ Scholars commissioned in Belfast service  -  The Getty Kids Hymnal: In Christ Alone  -  News briefs:An Evening with Graham Kendrick / New Chief Executive of Protestant Aid  /Archbishop Tutu thanks well-wishers / Don’t call me an evangelical, Tony Campolo / Irish College of Preachers  -  News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-september-22

NEWS – SEPTEMBER 21

Anglican-Orthodox International Commission to meet in Armagh  -  ‘The peace… was amazing’, Canon David Jardine  -  Clergy to engage with homelessness issues  -  Concert marks composer Colin Mawby’s 80th birthday  -  “Increase in ministry numbers is necessary and achievable” C of E reports  -  Jesuits prepare to elect new leader  -  News briefs  -  News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-september-21

NEWS – SEPTEMBER 20

Whitechurch Parishioners recognise rector’s 40 years of service  -  Crowds pack into St Anne’s for Compline on Belfast Culture Night  -  Dean Morton Bids farewell to parishioners at St Columb's Cathedral -Christian Aid criticism of UK Prime Minister May on refugees -  News briefs - Limerick recital/ Dublin Secondary Schools Service / Gender Justice – still an issue?/ Wilhelmina Geddes stained glass artist recalled  -  News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-september-20

NEWS – SEPTEMBER 19

Cleric and former US Senator calls Episcopal Church to healing ministry for America  -  Irish youth officer’s film about Bible scholar Eugene Peterson  -  Benedictine to lead Bere Island music & silence festival  -  Mothers’ Union service supports solar panels in Gaza hospital  -  News briefs  -  News links to reports on faith, politics and education.  CLICK HERE - cni-september-19

NEWS – SEPTEMBER 17

Ireland to host European Prayer Initiative from 19 – 25 September 2016  -  Church of England sets up new body on sexuality  -  Gay sex is perfectly proper, says Archbishop  -  US presidential election offers the worst choice in 50 years, says archbishop  -  News briefs:Installation of Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral/New Deacons for Dublin /Dr Mary McAleese to preach at Dublin ordination/Connor Streetreach video   -  News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-september-17

NEWS – SEPTEMBER 16

Church Army’s Connect Base opens for witness on the Shankill Road  -  Former Man Utd star among three Dominicans professed  -  Parishes in Dublin and Glendalough unite for Come&Celebrate Sunday  -  Cork hikers walk to Sheep’s Head for Christian Aid  -  News briefs:Kerygma Choir in concert/ Clogher institution /Archbishop Tutu home from hospital/ Support for Day of Prayer.  -  News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-september-16

NEWS – SEPTEMBER 15

Wedding Bells as Drumcondra and North Strand Parishes celebrate 12 decades of marriage  -  Searching for God in London Fashion Week  -  Archbishop cites NI peace process as example of hope in Bethlehem  -  Derryvolgie Parish, Lisburn celebrates 50 years  -  News briefs: Special Triduum in honour of St. Therese/ Lecture: Scots Settlement and Presbyterianism in Connaught /New Zealand woman to be Archdeacon of Canterbury  -  News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-september-15

NEWS – SEPTEMBER 14

DUP MP ‘humbled’ by visit to Iraqi refugee camps  -  Presbyterian Church Public Square seminar series  -  Belfast Methodist churches welcome new superintendent minister  -  New Dean’s Vicar Installed at Christ Church Cathedral  -  Pope Francis to celebrate Mass for Fr Jacques Hamel  -  Archbishop Martin co-chairs working group on relations between WCC and Roman Catholics  -  Christian Aid welcomes UK proposals on responsibility for fraud and tax evasion  -  News briefs  -  News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-september-14

NEWS – SEPTEMBER 13

Moderator dedicates and opens Drumbo’s new church halls  -  Avoid a ‘hard border’ and address legacy issues, Archbishop Clarke tells British-Irish conference  -  Faith leaders unite in call for UK action on refugees  -  Pope Francis approves establishment of day of prayer for abuse survivors  -  Tory MP proposes to kick 21 bishops out of the House of Lords  -  News briefs:Armagh deacon, Cork courtesy call, Macedonians gather at St Teresa’s birthplace  -  News links to reports on faith, politics and education: Athy lesbian couple return to ‘packed church’ to retake roles . CLICK HERE - cni-september-13

NEWS – SEPTEMBER 11

Polish community to celebrate 170 years of St Auden’s Church, Dublin  -  22 free seminars at Belfast Church Life Conference  -  Archbishop Martin of Armagh leads pilgrimage of solidarity to the Holy Land  -  Archbishop Michael Jackson challenges British-Irish Association on sacred and secular  -  Omagh and Fintona Circuit welcomes Methodist ministry couple  -  Priest who survived a shooting in South Africa to take up a post in his native Belfast  -  News briefs: C of I ordinations, Special events yesterday, Irish College of Preachers, Skibbereen parish link with Olympic medalists   -  News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-september-12

NEWS – SEPTEMBER 10

New Belfast home for Irish School of Ecumenics  -  The Priests’ new album will be out in October  -  History making brothers are Canons of Derry  -  Installation of Canons in Lisburn  -  Anglican Communion Task Group holds first meeting to “maintain conversation”  -  Archbishop’s worldwide invitation: “Let’s get together in calling out to God in prayer”  -  Young people say 'no' to flashy worship, seek church that treats them 'like family'  -  News briefs  -  News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-spetember-10

NEWS – SEPTEMBER 9

Former Westminster MP keynote speaker at Down and Connor Faith and Life Convention  -  Positive report on C of I and TCD degree link  -  C of E bishops urged to unequivocally welcome gay Christians  -  C of E parish finances show record level of giving  -  Church growth: World's largest churches are getting bigger  -  News briefs  -  News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-september-9

NEWS – SEPTEMBER 8

Services to mark 15th anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks  -  RTE to broadcast new Mass setting by Irish composer  -  Church of Ireland presence at the National Ploughing Championships  -  New appointments to the Catholic Schools Partnership  -  Connor Youth Takes the Castle Weekend had it all!  -  National Maternity Hospital Annual Remembrance Service  -  Christian Aid welcomes MPs' answer to tax crisis highlighted by Apple  -  Protection of children priority for Governing Body of Church in Wales  -  News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - cni-september-8

NEWS – SEPTEMBER 7

Bicentenary Week of Mission in St George’s, Belfast  -  New screening in cathedral for 100-year-old Great War film  -  ACC Secretary General clarifies view after gay English bishop “outed”  -  News briefs  -  News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - CNI - September 7

NEWS – SEPTEMBER 6

Irish presence at World Methodist Council in USA  -  Thousands to attend festival of faith in Holycross Abbey  -  Lisburn parishioners brave the shave for Macmillan  -  2017 Holy Land Pilgrimage launched  -  Archbishop of Canterbury to join Pope Francis in marking 30 years since Assisi  -  News briefs  -  News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - CNI - September 6

NEWS – SEPTEMBER 5

The saint in a West Belfast street remembered  -  Dublin Information Morning To Explore Issues Surrounding Homelessness  -  Saviour of Warsaw ghetto Jews remembered in Northern Ireland  -  News briefs  -  News links to reports on faith, politics and education. CLICK HERE - CNI - SEPT 5

NEWS FOCUS – SEPTEMBER 5 : C of E Bishop comes out

Bishop of Grantham comes out as gay and in a relationship  -  Statement  from LGBTI Mission  -  Married people write to College of Bishops  -  Gafcon Statement on the Appointment of the Bishop of Grantham. CLICK HERE - CNI - NEWS FOCUS SEPT 5

NEWS – SEPTEMBER 3

Major response by Irish Catholic church to canonisation of Mother Teresa  -  90 families becoming homeless in Ireland each month  -  North Antrim parish remembers Victoria Cross parishioner  -  Back to school with nine cousins  -  Tweeters invited to #AskJustinWelby on prayer  -  Head of Ampleforth steps aside as police probe historic abuse  -  News briefs  -  News links to reports on faith, politics and education.  CLICK HERE — CNI - SEPTEMBER 3