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17/07/2017

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Ken Newell

Thanks, Steve, for this timely piece. It is so important that a Christian leader like yourself should see so clearly into the heart of the spiritual, social and political charism of grace that gripped the faith and life of Fr Alec. But your insight into the Church's 'complicity in the Troubles' and 'the Cold War across denominational theological differences' which is still operating within our country, is uncomfortably true. That these combined factors, as you write, have 'made the Christian Churches impotent in their vocation as peacemakers' is one of the saddest commentaries on contemporary Christianity's relevance to bringing healing into a deeply fractured community. When people lose their respect for any Church that fails to live up to its own message that God in Christ can turn around not only lives but communities, then it is only a matter of time until they start losing their religion as well. Fr Alec always urged us to hold strongly to our faith in Christ but LIVE IT OUT ON THE STREETS WHERE YOU LIVE. He gave us hope.

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