Corrymeela Resources



Avivah Zornberg Moses Lecture (Audio)

Reading Moses in the Context of Conflict

On September 5th, 2017 internationally renowned Jewish scholar Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg invited us to consider the life of a human being born into genocide, nurtured in fear and trauma and wrestling with a complex and insecure identity. Yet also called to lead an emerging community into a new future.

Drawing on the biblical accounts of Moses, alongside postmodern literary criticism, art history, psychotherapy, trauma and conflict studies as well as classical Jewish rabbinic midrash, she presented Moses as a survivor and the living metaphor of his people. Zornberg is among the leading biblical commentators at work today, combining an immense scholarship with a distinctively poetic voice.

We are pleased to make the lecture freely available here for those who couldn’t make it.

Thought for the Day, December 2015

Thought for the Day 2nd December 2015, Radio Ulster with Pádraig Ó Tuama.

Corrymeela 50th Anniversary Service

St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast with The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby.

Corrymeela’s 50th Anniversary celebrations

Watch our video celebrating 50 years of Corrymeela.

Waiting and Silence

Waiting & Silence is the new film from Corrymeela Community member and former Centre Director, Paul Hutchinson. The 28 minute documentary, which is narrated by Community Leader, Pádraig Ó Tuama, explores a Quaker Meeting in Coleraine, during an act of Worship.

Travelling Light – Pádraig Ó Tuama

Corrymeela will be partnering with the Greenbelt Festival this year and providing some of the worship resource on site. Community Leader Pádraig Ó Tuama has had a long association with Greenbelt including time as Poet in Residence. One of his poems was made into a video to promote the festival and is reproduced here with permission from Greenbelt.

Ray Davey and the Corrymeela Community: BBC doc

Click on the link below to watch the 1990 BBC Documentary produced by John Callister to mark our 25th Anniversary. The original programme description in the Radio Times said

During World War 2, Ray Davey volunteered for front line duty as a field worker with the YMCA. He was captured at Tobruk and spent three years as a prisoner of war before returning to become the Presbyterian Chaplain at Queen’s University, Belfast. With a vision to build a better future for Northern Ireland, Ray and a group of students acquired a three acre site at Ballycastle in 1965 and the Corrymeela Community was born. Throughout the troubles it played a key role in peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and beyond, and continues to play a major role as an international peace and conflict resolution centre.