September workshops

Plans are well under way for the visit by three international members of the Kairos movement. Rifat Kassis from Palestine is the current secretary of Kairos Palestine. Mark Braverman is the Executive Director of Kairos USA and Brian Brown was a consultant in the founding of Kairos UK. They will split their time between Dublin and Belfast. We hope that there will be media interviews, church …

Letter of support from Kairos Ireland to Kairos Palestine

Dear Rifat and all Kairos Palestine Leaders We, Kairos Ireland viewed with sadness the German Bundestag’s resolution condemning the International Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS) and equating it with anti-Semitism. We respectfully recognize the Palestinian BDS movement logic of peaceful resistance against the indiscriminate violations of human rights violations and discriminatory measures under the brutal occupation. We express our unequivocal solidarity with the Kairos Palestine Movement and join in condemnation.

Award of the 2018 Annual World Methodist Peace Prize to Daoud Nassar of Tent of Nations, Bethlehem

In 2018 Irish Methodist Gillian Kingston was part of an international delegation that awarded the annual World Methodist Peace Prize to Daoud Nassar of the Tent of Nations. Gillian is a Vice-President of the World Methodist Council. The prize recognized the consistent and creative work by the Nassar family to resist pressure by the Israeli …

Launch of Kairos document in Dublin on Tue 4th Dec 2018

Held at Wesley House, Centenary Methodist church in Leeson Park WELCOME was extended to everyone by Geoffrey Corry who spoke about “Giving hope that non-violence will work. Where people have no reason to hope, they will resist and may resort to violence.” Special welcome was made to Ahmad Abdelrazeh (Palestinian Ambassador), Fatin Al Tamimi (Chair …

Belfast Kairos Launch 29th November 2018 in the Duncairn Centre

Over thirty people attended each of the launch events of Kairos Ireland drawn from Church, political and Trade Union backgrounds. The timings of the launch at the beginning of Advent emphasized the themes of hope and waiting for light in the darkness. Speaking at the launch in the Duncairn Cultural and Community Centre in north …