Mick Blake is a very gifted Leitrim singer/songwriter many of whose songs cast a critical and prophetic eye on the Ireland of today. Christy Moore has covered another of Mick's songs "Oblivious" on his latest album.

Below is another of Mick's songs called 'Another Child, Another War'.

 

Dave Donnellan recently spent some time in Syria. On a visit to Maloula, one of only three places in the world where Aramaic is spoken, he met Joseph, the local dentist, who prayed the Our Father in the same language Jesus spoke.

The video below was produced in association with Afri who hosted the recent visit of the family of Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning to Dublin. There was a strong theme of 'truth' running through their visit. The truth of Chelsea's experience in prison. The truth of the murder of innocent civilians which he uncovered. The truth of the experience of so many innocent prisoners highlighted by Gerard Conlon, one of the Guilford Four. Chelsea and his family have given us a very powerful witness to how the way of truth and the way of the cross are one and the same.

On the 29 November 2013 an event was held in Trinity College Dublin to mark the visit of the family of Chelsea Manning to Dublin. During the evening Gerry Conlon gave a speech that nobody who was there is ever likely to forget. It was Gerry Conlon at his best: fiery, courageous and compassionate. May he rest in peace.

Link to transcript of Gerry's speech here:

 

If It Be Your Will

- Leonard Cohen

   
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