Pádraig Ó Tuama

Poetry and prayer in times of conflict

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Lessons from an
Irish Poet and Peacemaker

Pádraig Ó Tuama, world-renowned poet, theologian and host of the Poetry Unbound segment of Krista Tippet’s award winning initiative On Being, will join us via Zoom from Belfast, Ireland to read selected works on conflict, peacemaking and reconciliation followed by Q&A.

Due to the increase in COVID-19, this event will be online only.

Date
Saturday, November 14, 2020 via Zoom Webinar at 4 PM (EST)

Schedule
4:00 - 5:30 PM: Pádraig Ó Tuama’s presentation and discussion via Zoom.
5:30 – 6:15 PM: Livestreamed service from Saint James focused on praying the psalms. Access available by livestream link only.

About Pádraig Ó Tuama

Irish poet and theologian Pádraig Ó Tuama’s work centers around themes of language, power, conflict and religion. Working fluently on the page and with groups of people, Pádraig is a skilled speaker, teacher and group worker. He is the author of four volumes of poetry: Daily Prayer with the Corrymeela Community, In the Shelter, Sorry for your Troubles and Readings from the Books of Exile.

From 2014-2019 he was the leader of the Corrymeela Community, Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation community. He is based in Belfast, Ireland. A profoundly engaging public speaker, Ó Tuama has worked with groups to explore story, conflict, their relationship with religion and argument, and violence. Using poetry, group discussion and lectures, his work is marked both by lyricism and pragmatism, and includes a practice of evoking stories and participation from attendees at his always-popular lectures, retreats and events.

For more information, please visit Pádraig’s website.