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Corrymeela Community Leader

Pádraig Ó Tuama

Leader, 2014 –2019 Padraignicepic

Pádraig Ó Tuama served as the Leader of the Corrymeela Community from September 2014 to April 2019. He brought two decades of practice as a theologian and conflict mediator to his role, as well as interests in language and poetry.

Ó Tuama’s previous work saw him bring diverse groups of people together across conflicted divides. His local work involved developing community and school–based curricula exploring: Groupwork, Narrative Practice, Interfaith dialogue, Arts and Conflict, and Reconciliation. His international research involved interventions on the justification of the death penalty for LGBT people in Uganda. Ó Tuama’s poetry has been used in the context of politics too, most recently with a handwritten version of the poem “Shaking Hands” being given to the retiring First Minister of Northern Ireland.


• Daily Prayer from the Corrymeela Community (Canterbury Press, late 2016)

In the Shelter: Finding a home in the world. (Hodder & Stoughton, Hachette Ireland, Feb 2015.))

Shadows and Shelters in Belfast. Thresholds, (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Spring edition, 2014)

Sorry for your Troubles & Readings from the Book of Exile. (Canterbury Press, 2012/2013)