Fr Peter McVerry to speak in Galway next week

Kayla Brady of Galway with her Under-17 player of the year award during the Só Hotels WNL Awards at Castle Oaks Hotel in Limerick. Photo by Eoin Noonan/Sportsfile

Kayla Brady of Galway with her Under-17 player of the year award during the Só Hotels WNL Awards at Castle Oaks Hotel in Limerick. Photo by Eoin Noonan/Sportsfile

Fr Peter McVerry, the social activist and one of the leading campaigners against homelessness in Ireland, will give a public talk in Coláiste Iognáid (The Jes ), Sea Road, on Wednesday November 27 at 7pm.

Fr McVerry’s talk will be entitled ‘Finding Jesus on the margins’, and he will speak from his experience of working and living with homeless people.

Fr McVerry believes “in a community that loves one another, there should be no-one poor, (unless all are poor ); there should be no-one homeless, no-one lonely, no-one sick or alone without visitors, no-one in prison who has been abandoned and written off, there should be no-one rejected or marginalised.”

In his book, Jesus: Social Revolutionary?, he challenged Christian churches to re-examine their priorities, saying that social justice should be at the heart of all that the Christian churches preach and do.

The talk is organised by the Ignatian Identity Group. Admission is free and all are welcome. For information email [email protected].

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