Compassion – what is it and have you got it ?

The dictionary defines compassion as sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others. Henri Nouwen was a Dutch Catholic priest, professor, writer and theologian. His interests were rooted primarily in psychology, pastoral ministry, spirituality, social justice and community. He said that Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter intoContinue reading “Compassion – what is it and have you got it ?”

Correspondences: An Anthology to Call for an End to Direct Provision in Ireland

“If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.” Zora Neale Hurston On Thursday I joined my friend Nadette and actor Stephen Rea, Jessica Traynor and Bulelani Mfaco of MASI – the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland. We gathered in Phibsborough with readers and performers to celebrate theContinue reading “Correspondences: An Anthology to Call for an End to Direct Provision in Ireland”