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UCD chaplaincy celebrates all religions

ucdreligions_01UCD chaplaincy opened its doors and its heart to the variety of religions represented on campus as part of International Week, on Monday 22 February. Christians of various denominations, along with Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and Baha’is, gathered to share on the essence of their belief. According to UCD Chaplain Leon O Giollain SJ, the atmosphere was one of mutual appreciation and respect, and points of convergence quickly appeared, such as “acknowledgement of a transcendent reality, the link between one’s behaviour on earth and the afterlife, values such as love, justice, peace, concern for the poor, the unity of all peoples, prayer”. Over twenty participants attended the event and agreed to meet again soon. “We enjoyed informal chat and fellowship over a cup of tea and home-made scones rounding off the event – a first in UCD, it seems.”