Anti-racism activist to lead Church of Ireland intercultural training

Friday October 10th 2008

Anti racism activist Benedicta Attoh.Four regional intercultural training days, organised by the Hard Gospel Project and led by a leading anti-racism activist Benedicta Attoh, will take place through November and December for church members looking to deal positively with issues of racism and interculturalism.

The training days are designed to help church members acquire the necessary awareness to understand and meet the challenges associated with living and working in an ethnically diverse society, especially during a period of economic downturn. They will also provide information on the processes and manifestations of racism (individual and institutional) and the strategies to deal with it.

“It is wonderful that the Church of Ireland is taking this initiative in 2008, which is the European year of intercultural dialogue,” Mrs Attoh said.

‘The church has an enormous potential to change attitudes and actions in society and I therefore look forward to working with church members throughout the island.’

The training days take place on successive Saturdays, from 10am to 4:30pm in the following locations:  November 15 (Calry Parish Church, Co Sligo);  November 22 (Aslan Centre, Knocknagoney, Co Down); November 29 (St Andrew’s Parish Centre, Lucan, Co Dublin); December  6 (Limerick Methodist/Presbyterian Church, Limerick City).

There is no cost to participants but space is limited. For more information or to sign-up online, either visit or write to The Hard Gospel Project, Church of Ireland House, Church Avenue, Dublin 6.

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