Professor Lee Smithey and the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at Swarthmore are elated to announce the upcoming visit of Pádraig Ó Tuama to campus.
The Art And Soul Of Peace – Poetry, Story and Complications from Northern Ireland’s Peace Process
Poet, theologian and group worker, Pádraig Ó Tuama has worked with groups in Ireland, Britain, the US and Australia and currently serves as the Leader of the Corrymeela Community, an historic ecumenical center on the north coast of Northern Ireland. With interests in storytelling, groupwork, theology and conflict, Pádraig lectures, leads retreats and writes both poetry and prose. We are thrilled that he will join us for a poetry reading and discussion about Northern Ireland’s peace process. This event comes at a tenuous time for Northern Ireland as plans for Brexit (the divorce of the UK from the EU) collide with the Good Friday or Belfast Agreement. Padraig’s ability to perceive and articulate the humanity and spirituality of peacemaking is rich and not to be missed.
Date: Friday, April 6, 2018
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: McCabe Atrium