The ‘Twelfth’ 2012

In the days after the Twelfth this year a perusal of the different media gave a variety of different perspectives on how it had been. Unionist-leaning websites gave evidence of a happy family day out, in the sun, at Keady, Ballymena and elsewhere. More nationalist-inspired media made much of an ugly incident outside a Catholic church in Belfast. Above all, of course, there were those horrible scenes of mayhem, that could have included murder, at the Ardoyne shops. Continue reading

In Conversation With … John Kyle

This season our 'In Conversation With ...' events are on the theme of faith and politics in Northern Ireland. In the first of the series John Kyle spoke on the theme:

Where Faith and Loyalism Collide

17 January 2012
John Kyle is a General Practitioner in East Belfast.  He was an elder in Christian Fellowship Church for several years with responsibility for building bridges with other churches and denominations.  Since 2000 he has been a member of the Progressive Unionist Party, serving for a time as interim Leader.  He is a Belfast City Councillor representing Pottinger Ward in inner East Belfast.
A recording of John's talk can be heard using the player below.