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Gillian Wylie

Assistant Professor in International Peace Studies, School of Religion, TCD, and author of “The International Politics of Human Trafficking” (Palgrave 2016).

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Andrew Pierce

has a background in historical theology and is an assistant professor in the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin. He is involved in a variety of ecumenical projects - both grassroots and academic - and is particularly interested in how ideas about, and experiences of, place impact on religious self-understanding.

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Kieran O’Mahony OSA

Member of the Order of St Augustine and a Scripture scholar. At present, he is employed by the Archdiocese of Dublin, promoting the biblical ministry in parishes and among those involved in ministry. His books include What Does The Bible Say About The Stranger, Do We Still Need St Paul? and Speaking from within: towards better preaching.

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Arslaan Khan

BSC Computer Science, is an Imam who currently leads the Friday prayer and sermon in Talbot mosque in Dublin. He has studied with various Islamic scholars in the UK and abroad. Currently an active member of the Dublin Interfaith Forum and runs the Essentials of Islam course.

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Brian Grogan SJ

Author of the booklet Finding God in a Leaf: The Mysticism of Laudato Si (Messenger, Dublin 2018).

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John Scally

PhD, lectures in Theology in Trinity College Dublin and was a secondary school teacher for 20 years. He is the author of over 40 books.

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Phil Dunne

MA, LGSM is an experienced tutor in English literature, who has worked with students of all ages & abilities.

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Ruzica Ruane

Qualified native German speaker. Many years’ experience of teaching German to adults and students.

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Sabine Schratz OP

Dr. theol. (University of Münster), MA Medieval and Modern History, is director of Lumen. She has published in the fields of Church History and liturgical praxis and taught in third-level and adult education.

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Heather Abrahamson

BA Mod. (Hons.) Italian & French, Trinity College. Has many years’ experience in Adult Education.

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Michael Dunleavy OP

is currently completing a doctoral dissertation on the Dominican artist Fra Angelico, titled “Epiphanies of Beauty: Music Iconography and its Spiritual Meaning in Selected Paintings of Fra Angelico”.

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Jane Bailey IBVM

Accredited instructor with the Irish Tai Chi Chuan Association. She has extensive experience in teaching Tai Chi to individuals and groups of all ages & abilities.

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Blanaid Gallagher OP

Experienced teacher and pastoral worker. Facilitator of Centering Prayer Groups. Works on a Retreat Team.

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Marianne Smulders

Graduate of the Irish Yoga Association, with years of experience in this field.

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Patrick Quinn

PATRICK QUINN: PhD, has taught in third-level and adult education for more than 30 years with extensive publications in philosophy and education and a series of programmes on these topics on RTE radio and television.

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Sean Goan

BA, BD, LSS is a teacher and Scripture scholar who has been involved in adult faith development for many years. He has given courses on biblical themes and spirituality in a variety of locations around the country. He has also written commentaries on the Sunday readings for readers in Church.

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Jude Lal Fernando

Assistant Professor in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies at the Irish School of Ecumenics and Director of the Centre for Post-Conflict Justice, Trinity College Dublin.

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Nadia Quick

is a Royal Academy of Dance Silver Swans licensed teacher and a registered teacher of the RAD and a Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance.

 

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Amanda Dillon

PhD, a lecturer at TCD with expertise in the areas of Scripture, the Bible and Culture, Spirituality and the Visual Arts.

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Dáire Stevenson

BA, Irish and Economics, H.Dip. UCD. Experienced Irish teacher of both children and adults.

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Duncan Morrow

Professor at Ulster University Belfast. He lectures in politics and has published widely in the fields of conflict resolution, Northern Ireland politics and the relationship between religion and politics.

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Judith Charry

BA Judaic Studies, Brandeis University. She is an Outreach Educator for the Dublin Jewish community, speaking to school, adult learning and interfaith groups about Judaism.

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Úna Agnew SSL

PhD, is the author of "The Mystical Imagination of Patrick Kavanagh" (1998) (relaunched 2019) and editor of "With Wisdom Seeking God" (2008), also, articles on various aspects of Spirituality.

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Terry Hennessy

Trained and danced with a number of International Teachers of Sacred Dance. Has a gentle experienced teaching style and brings her own love of the dance to the group.