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Colloquium 2017 FINAL WEB POSTER


SEARCH’s biennial Colloquium to be held in Trinity College Dublin on April 22nd 2017, in harness with TCD’s Church of Ireland Chaplaincy, marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with a multi-faceted consideration of the need for continuing reform in the Church.

Titled ECCLESIA SEMPER REFORMANDA, the Colloquium will feature Prof Werner Jeanrond, master of St Benet’s in Oxford and former TCD lecturer in systematic theology, Prof Alan Ford of Nottingham, Rev Dr Maurice Elliott of CITI, Bishop Kenneth Kearon, formerly secretary general of the Anglican Communion, and Prof Linda Hogan, vice provost of TCD. Early booking is advised as space in TCD’s Long Room Hub is limited. For full details and registration procedure please see the poster above, or click here to register online.

Welcome to our SEARCH home page – and a quick rundown of what we at this Church of Ireland Journal aim to provide: a good mix of church and faith-related articles to stimulate discussion and fresh thinking in Ireland and beyond. The articles from now on will mostly be shorter than before and easier on the eye with our new graphic design. No dumbing-down here, but no space for “waffle” either!  And jargon is banned, because SEARCH is for everybody.

As well as inviting articles from key figures in Ireland and around the world, as editor I welcome unsolicited submissions also.  These can cover current issues in Church and society, reflections on faith and mission, biblical directives and challenges, historical and cultural themes, personal testimonies – and a few other things you might suggest. Contributors will not necessarily be Anglicans, or even Christians, but if Anglican we hope they will reflect the full breadth of our tradition.

On this website you will find Facebook and Twitter to enable feed-back and discussion; also full details of the current issue, our editorial team, our history, and an archive of earlier issues. Postage-paid subscription details are here too. Do please subscribe, enjoy the read, and get in touch with your comments.  


Latest Issue

Spring 2017


Migration this year has become an explosive issue and a major challenge not only to Christians, but to all the communities of the developed world and their governments. Will we step up to the mark or incur judgment as self-protective xenophobes? So SEARCH returns to the challenge in this issue with four articles, led by Dr David Shepherd of TCD, a version of whose autumn lecture for BACI is a major contribution to biblical thinking in this area. To follow, we offer Peter Cheney’s recent experience in Malta, Tiffy Allen’s Places of Sanctuary initiative to help local people help immigrants in Dublin and my own thoughts on the outsider as bearer of God’s blessing.