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In conversation with Barbara Brown Taylor

  • Fitzroy Presbyerian Church University Street Belfast BT7 1HL (map)
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The Revd Barbara Brown Taylor in conversation with Pádraig Ó Tuama

Sunday 26th May, 7pm Fitzroy Church. 

(At 5.15pm there will be a short ‘Corrymeela in the City’ reflective service in Fitzroy. You are welcome to come to this event in advance)

Event cost: FREE. donation accepted; books also available.

Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others

Barbara Brown Taylor left parish ministry to teach world religion at a college in rural Georgia. To her surprise, what she learnt from decades of living with the truth claims of the world’s great faiths is not – contrary to popular opinion – that all religions are alike, but something subtler, more mysterious and more life–giving: a ‘holy envy’ of the riches of other traditions, and the chance to be born afresh and more deeply within her own tradition.

In this very special evening, Barbara, in conversation with Pádraig Ó Tuama, will share some of the gifts, questions and paradoxes that she found along the way. If there is only one God, why are there so many religions? Can our faith be improved by the faith of others, even those we fundamentally disagree with? And is the Holy Spirit at work in all this?

The Revd Barbara Brown Taylor is an American Episcopal priest, theologian, Professor of Religion, and New York Times best–selling author. In 2014 TIME magazine named her as one of its 100 most influential people in the world. Her best–selling guides to the spiritual life include An Altar on the World and Learning to Walk in the Dark. Her new book is Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others (Canterbury Press 2019).