The 4 Corners Festival 2019 will be launched on January 11 at a Prayer Breakfast in Holy Family Parish Centre, Cavehill Road. The speaker is Richard Moore, founder of the charity Children in Crossfire.
The festival runs from January 30 – February 10, with events taking place in all four corners of the city of Belfast.
The theme of this – the seventh 4 Corners Festival – is ‘Scandalous Forgiveness.’
The aim of the Festival is “to inspire people from across the city to transform it for the peace and prosperity of all.”
One of the principal speakers at the Festival is Canon David Porter, chief of staff and strategy to the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace.
Canon Porter told the January edition of the Church of Ireland Gazette: “The 4 Corners Festival is one of the most innovative church-based initiatives and continues to demonstrate it is not afraid of the hard issues. I look forward to sharing in the programme in February.”
The co-chairs and co-founders of the Festival are Rev Steve Stockman, minister of Fitzroy Presbyterian Church, and Fr Martin Magill, parish priest in St John’s parish, both in Belfast.
St Stephen’s Parish Church, Millfield, will host one of the festival events on February 6 from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. The event is entitled LESSONS FROM RWANDA Challenging Churches on forgiveness, justice, reconciliation and repentance.
On the night the Rev Dr Lesley Carroll and Derek Poole, who have both visited Rwanda, will share with the audience their impressions of how Churches there responded to the aftermath of the 1994 genocide.
Full details of the 2019 4 Corners Festival programme can be obtained online in any of the following ways:
Website : 4cornersfestival.com