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Boards of Education represented at International Association for Christian Education General Assembly

Dr Peter Hamill and Dr Ken Fennelly recently attended the General Assembly of the International Association for Christian Education in Vienna on behalf of the Boards of Education (Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland). The theme of the assembly was on Sustainable Development and how our spiritual life and a responsibility for the world around us go hand in hand. The assembly was held in Evangelische Volksschule (church primary school) in Vienna, one of a small number of Protestant schools in Austria.

Boards of Education represented at International Association for Christian Education General Assembly
Boards of Education represented at International Association for Christian Education General Assembly

The International Association brings delegates together from around Europe and beyond. The assembly provided networking opportunities with Christian schools across Europe. Dr Hamill and Dr Fennelly hope to explore links between schools in Ireland and schools in Holland in the near future. Dr Hamill also hopes to organise a European study visit in Belfast in 2021 on behalf of the association.

Board of Education (RI)

The Board of Education (Republic of Ireland) represents the Church of Ireland in all educational matters applying to the State, including as an education partner with the Department of Education and Skills and other educational bodies.  It also supports religious education in primary schools under Protestant management and provides support, training and advice to primary level patrons and boards of management.

Dr Ken Fennelly

Secretary
Church of Ireland House
Church Avenue
Rathmines
Dublin 6
D06 CF67
+353 (0)1 4125 609

ken.fennelly@rcbdub.org