Irish Council of Churches. Irish Inter-Church Meeting

Churches & Belonging


 “As people of faith, let’s commit to standing against racism and discrimination” 


At our Annual Meeting in April 2024, we launched a handbook to equip church members with an understanding of diversity and inclusion, and to support actions at the local Church level to improve inclusion and work towards racial justice through faith. 

We hope it will offer a means to help congregation members to reflect on diversity, discrimination and the role of Christians in building a unifying world through our churches. 

You can use the handbook to

  • learn about racism, how to recognise it, and how it affects all of us and the society in which we live
  • support learning discussions in your Church that bring people together in knowledge 
  • identify actions you can take in your Church to transform how you live as a community of faith that rejects racism in all its forms 


Download “From Every Nation? A Handbook for a congregation’s journey from welcome to belonging”


Key Contacts within our member churches:

Please contact the below for more information on the handbook for your church:

Presbyterian Church: Rev Helen Freeburn [email protected]

Church of Ireland: Lucy Michael [email protected]

Methodist Church: Rev David Clements [email protected]

Catholic Church: Gary Carville [email protected]

Salvation Army: Jennifer Laurent–Smart  (Equality & Diversity Manager) [email protected]

Moravian: Rev Dr Livingstone Thompson [email protected]

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Ireland – email:  [email protected]

Other member churches: [email protected] 


You might also be interested in: 

  • Press Release from the launch of the handbook