“God is Unfair because Mercy is Unfair?”
Can the God of Law and the God of Compassion tolerate each other?
Facilitator: Fr. Peter McVerry
As a social activist Fr. Peter is a strong advocate of those who have no voice in society and on this day he will ask us “how can we become the voice and the presence of the God of Mercy?” On the road to Jericho, the Levite passed by because God does not consider the poor. The Priest passed by because of the Laws of ritual cleanliness. Why do we pass by?
Fr. Peter is based at the Peter McVerry Trust’s Open Access Centre in Upper Sheriff Street. Peter’s ongoing work with and campaigning on behalf of troubled young people has made him one of the most prophetic voices in Ireland today. Speaking at the 50th Eucharistic Congress held in Dublin in June 2013 he said: “In a community that loves one another, there should be no one poor, (unless all are poor); there should be no one homeless, no one lonely, no one sick or alone without visitors, no one in prison who has been abandoned and written off, there should be no one rejected or marginalized”.
Date: Saturday 20th February 2016.
Time: 10.00 a.m. – 4.00p.m.
Venue: Croi Nua Centre, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway.
Cost: €20 or what you can afford.
Further Information if required: Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway.
Tel. (091) 520960 or mobile 0872980564.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.croinua.com
Please bring a snack. Tea, coffee, etc. provided.