Corrymeela Events


Brexit and the Book of Ruth, Dublin

14 Jun 2018
Irish Bible Institute, Ulysses House, Foley St, Dublin 1

ruth3Corrymeela has produced resources to explore conversations about Brexit, borders and belonging using the book of Ruth from the Hebrew Bible.
Join us in Dublin for a taster and training session on this invaluable resource.

When and Where?
14th June, 11am–2.30pm,
Irish Bible Institute, Ulysses House, Foley Street, Dublin 1 (two minutes walk from Connolly Station). Please bring your own lunch.

Cost: Donation to cover tea/coffee welcome.

To Book: pre–registration is required, we need the following details in advance, your name, your email address and details of your organisation/church affiliation if any.

Please email the above to or call our Belfast Office 028 9050 8080 to book your place.

Additional information:
The Book of Ruth details the story of Ruth, her mother–in–law Naomi and Ruth’s eventual husband Boaz. It’s a story of borders, tensions between neighbouring territories, stereotyping narratives between people long divided, law, of how laws change when people meet people, of hunger, resentment, shame and love.
Using the lens of this extraordinary book, we have produced nine resources for use in congregations and parishes across both sides of the Irish border as well as in England, Scotland and Wales. The resource is designed to address our need to belong to each other – across the Irish border and in the changing experience of Brexit. It’s our full expectation that people who participate in this project will have voted differently on Brexit, changed their mind or kept their mindset. This resource and project does not seek to establish consensus on what should have happened in Brexit, but rather seeks to open up the conversation about how the Book of Ruth can speak to our contemporary politics and relationships across difficult borderlands.