The Rev. Harold Good, a leading peace activist from Northern Ireland, will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5 in the Hixson-Lied Auditorium of Creighton University’s Harper Center located at 602 N. 20th St.
The talk is free to the public. A reception will follow.
His lecture titled, “An Unfinished Journey,” will touch on the contribution of faith in the journey towards individual and communal healing. It will explore the struggles that Rev. Good encountered in Northern Ireland and its peace process. He will explain the historical roots, as well as the consequences, of the long drawn out period of violence and how Northern Ireland has changed today.
Ordained a Methodist Minister in 1962, Good, has served in churches from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland to the United States of America. Good was director of the Corrymeela Community, a place that has sought to provide a haven for those who have been personally affected by the Northern Ireland conflict. He is particularly known for his ministry on the streets of Northern Ireland, where he worked to reconcile the Protestant and Catholic communities.
He was voted president of the Methodist Church in Ireland in 2001. Rev. Good is a recognized speaker on conflict resolution, and is the recipient of international awards for his role in peacemaking, including: the “Gandhi Foundation International Peace Award, the Rene Casin Human Rights Award from the Basque Government and the World Methodist Peace Award.
For more information go to http://www.creighton.edu/werner/eventsnews/haroldgood/ For more information about the speaker, click here. This event is sponsored by the Werner Institute, the Heider Jesuit Chair and the Catholic Communities of St. Augustine Indian Mission.