St Mark’s, Ballymacash, holds its annual Holy Week Discussion Forum on Tuesday April 15.
Seize the Day, a discussion forum on putting faith into practice, takes place at 8pm in the Parish Hall, and everyone is welcome.
Forum chairman is Mr Richard Reynolds, and the panel will be made up of Fearghal McKinney,MLA for South Belfast; Jonathan Craig, MLA for Lagan Valley; Helen Newell, Christian Aid Ireland; and James Martin, Principal of Laurelhill Community College.
The questions to be discussed are:
1/ Part of Jesus’ mission was to ‘preach good news to the poor.’ How can we translate this message into practice in the 21st century?
2/ Is there a more humane alternative to 11 plus transfer tests in education?
3/ What are the rights and responsibilities that go with public parades and the display of flags and emblems?
4/ What is your vision for Northern Ireland in 2020?
Members of the panel will have the opportunity to respond to each question and the audience will be invited to make comments and ask supplementary questions.