James AlisonThe Catholic theologian, priest and author James Alison is visiting Ireland in late June and will be giving a retreat in the Sophia Wisdom Centre. The retreat is entitled "Loving the Church and Surviving in the Church: Why bother? A Gay Perspective". He will also be participating in "An Evening with James Alison" in the Swift Theatre, TCD.


James Alison is a Catholic theologian, priest, and author. Having lived with the Dominican Order between 1981 and 1995, he currently travels the world as a self-described itinerant preacher, lecturer, and retreat giver. He studied at Oxford University and earned his bachelors and master’s degrees and doctorate in theology from the Jesuit Theology Faculty in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He has lived and worked in México, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, and the United States as well as his native England. Alison is the author of "Knowing Jesus, Raising Abel: The Recovery of the Eschatological Imagination", "The Joy of Being Wrong: Original Sin through Easter Eyes", "Faith Beyond Resentment: Fragments Catholic and Gay", and most recently, "On Being Liked."



Retreat Seminar

Loving the Church and Surviving in the Church: Why bother? A Gay Perspective.


Sophia Wisdom Centre

25 Cork Street

Dublin 8


Date: Wed 29 June

Time: 10am - 4.30pm

Cost: €30 (€15 unwaged)

Includes light lunch.

An Evening With James Alison



The Swift Theatre


Dublin 2


Date: Thur 30 June

Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Cost: €6 (€3 unwaged)



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