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Extremists for Love (A sermon on Luke 6:27-30)

“But I say to you that listen, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and … Continue reading

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Dreaming the dream of Jesus (A sermon on Luke 4:21-30)

“When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with rage. They got up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they might … Continue reading

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Epiphany 2018 (A sermon on Matthew 2:1-12)

In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star … Continue reading

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Jesus revealed His Glory! (A sermon on John 2:1-11)

When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said … Continue reading

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Meet the men of Manus Island

I must share something that has touched my heart today and brought me great hope. It’s this video with the relatively innocuous title, “PHILOXENIA Episode 3 MANUS”, but there’s more to this production that the title suggests! In November 2017 … Continue reading

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Julian Assange nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

PRESS RELEASE – EMBARGOED – MONDAY 7th JANUARY, 2019 MAIREAD MAGUIRE, NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE, 224 LISBURN ROAD, BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND  email:  info@peacepeople.com  website; www.peacepeople.com;  Tel(O28) 90 663465 RE; NOMINATION OF MR. JULIAN ASSANGE, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, WIKILEAKS, FOR THE 2019 NOBEL PEACE … Continue reading

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Fighting for the Men of Manus – December 2018

It was December 19th – just a week before Christmas 2018 – when I travelled to Port Moresby to fight alongside Ezatuallah Kakar – Manus Island detainee and professional boxer. The idea was to support him personally and to help … Continue reading

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Afflicting the Comfortable (A sermon on Luke 3:1-6)

I think I am right in saying that today is a historic anniversary for me. I think I am rightin saying that today marks for me the end of my 28th year as incumbent in this parishwhich means that I … Continue reading

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Sacrifice and Survival (Armistice Day 2018)

“[Jesus] sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money intothe treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. 42A poor widow came and put intwo small copper coins, which are worth a penny. 43Then he called his … Continue reading

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