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Lent retreat: Home thoughts from the Bible

This year’s Lent retreat is provided by Dr Kevin Hargaden, social justice theologian with the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice. Motivated by the current housing crisis in Ireland, Kevin has taken as the theme of his retreat reflections the subject of home and homelessness as they are treated in the Bible. In his seven reflections, one per week, he will follow the story of Scripture from Genesis to Revelations, considering such matters as exile, eviction, migration, captivity, and homecoming. Pat Coyle, director of Irish Jesuit Communications, interviews Kevin about his reflections here »

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Home thoughts from the Bible: Introduction

The story the bible tells begins with the making of home. Scholars often note how Genesis 1 and 2 depict God crafting an ordered universe out of chaos as a sort of palace garden, a place where he can dwell in harmony with his creatures. The story of the bible ends with the making of home. Scholars often note how ...

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