Friends participate in Ecumenical Bible Week 2016

Thinking Allowed - Ecumenical Bible WeekRachel Bewley-Bateman of Churchtown Meeting, Dublin (pictured second from right), delivered a talk on the theme ‘Thinking Allowed – What Bible passages inform and challenge my response to climate change?’ during Ecumenical Bible Week.

Rachel, who is former Clerk of the Europe and Middle East Section of the Friends World Committee for Consultation and has an MA in Biblical Studies, was representing Friends in a chaired panel discussion and open forum, which was held on 19th May in St Paul’s, Arran Quay, Dublin.

Other speakers at the event included:

Archbishop Michael Jackson (Church of Ireland)
Gillian Kingston (Methodist Church)
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin (Roman Catholic Church)
Rev Katherine Meyer (Presbyterian Church)
Pastor Nick Park (Evangelical Alliance)

The full text of Rachel’s talk may be read here.

To find out more about Ecumenical Bible Week, see