Centre for Contemporary Christianity in Ireland is a new initiative
building on the work done by Evangelical Contribution on Northern
Ireland. From its formation in 1987, as a grassroots Evangelical
response to the ongoing conflict, ECONI
was highly successful in equipping Christians to address community
conflict and to play their part in the long-term task of peacebuilding.
Rooted in the Evangelical community, Centre for Contemporary Christianity
in Ireland now works across the Christian traditions to address
the challenges of a new era for all who call this island home.
A changing Ireland has already created new dilemmas and a new context
for our Christian life and witness. This changing Ireland will demand
much of the church. Long-established mindsets and destructive patterns
of relationship often hinder our capacity to respond to this change.
too many the hurt and legacy of the past make the future difficult
to face. Addressing our troubled past is a necessary part of creating
a healthy future.
Centre for Contemporary Christianity in Ireland is committed to
helping you and your church effectively serve Christ and our changing
can help you to think and act upon the issues of critical importance
for the future by providing biblical resources and practical support.
believe we can make a difference helping the church to be
good news for the people of Ireland. We want to see the Christian
community nurture a deeplyrooted and radical biblical faith. Faith
in God, who in Jesus Christ reconciles the world, restores human
relationships and is concerned for all of life and creation.
is the churchs mission and ministry in the Ireland of
the 21st century? How do we move beyond conflict, find reconciliation and deal
with the legacy of the past? What does it mean to value diversity in community? How can we contribute to an inclusive and respectful society? As active Christian citizens, how should we be engaging with
values and public policy, national identity and faithful discipleship?
We dont offer quick fixes or easy answers but we can support
you in seeking to address the challenges of your context
serving your needs and helping to develop your ministry to the community
in which you live and work. We work with those in leadership, youth
and student groups, womens groups, community groups, and Christian
organisations and offer to contribute to church services, conferences
and church weekends. Invite one of our Programme Directors to discuss
how we might support you.
CONSIDER: Inviting us to speak to your group or event Taking part in one of our events see our website for
details Signing up to receive our magazine, Lion & Lamb, three
times a year Enabling us to do more by becoming a Partner for Change and
supporting our work