Church of Ireland: Disestablishment and beyond
27th February 2020
When: Thursday, February 27, 2020 (1.15pm–6pm)
Where: Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Full Price €15 Concession (student, retired, unemployed €10 Members: email email@example.com
This half–day Royal Irish Academy conference is produced in partnership with the Church of Ireland as part of the Church’s National Programme commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland. Registration with refreshments is at 1.15pm, with the conference commencing at 1.50pm.
The conference will commence with an introduction to and discussion of the concepts of ‘Establishment’ and ‘Disestablishment’ and the transition between the two, to contextualise the subject and the subsequent panel discussions.
Consequences: the first hundred years 1869–1969
While the legislative act of Disestablishment was an event, the process of adapting the newly Disestablished Church to the social, political and cultural changes of late 19th century Ireland was much more complex. Panel two’s discussion of the hundred years between 1869–1969 will include themes such as the Church of Ireland and politics; church life, organisations and worship; cross–border factors, church–state relations; contributions to Irish life; the ecumenical landscape; and the Church of Ireland and the wider world.
Challenges: since 1969
Panel three will focus on the church–state interface since 1969 and looking to the future, both North and South, with particular emphasis on the contributions and challenges of the Church of Ireland. The discussion will cover themes such as education; the roles of church and state and how they relate to each other; health; and secularisation.
There will be a wine reception following the closing of the conference at 6pm.
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Professor Raymond Gillespie, MRIA
Ms Áine Lawlor
Revd Trevor Sargent
Senator Ivana Bacik
Dr Marie Coleman (Queen’s University Belfast)
Dr Ian d’Alton (Trinity College Dublin)
Professor Alan Ford (The University of Nottingham)
Professor Jacqueline Hill, MRIA (Maynooth University)
Professor Alvin Jackson, MRIA (The University of Edinburgh)
Revd Professor Anne Lodge (Dublin City University)
Dr Martin Mansergh, MRIA
Dr Miriam Moffitt (St Patrick’s College, Maynooth)
Dr Andrew Pierce (Trinity College Dublin)
Andrew Power (Chair), Vice–chair of RIA Ethical, Political, Legal and Philosophical Studies Committee
Daniel Faas, RIA Social Sciences Committee
Raymond Gillespie, MRIA
Susan Hood, Church of Ireland RCB Library
Caoimhe Leppard, Office of the Archbishop of Dublin
Philip McKinley, DCU Chaplain
Pauline McNamara, RIA Programme Manager
Ida Milne, RIA Historical Studies Committee
Dáithí Ó Corráin, RIA Historical Studies Committee