IDAHOT Service in Dublin

IDAHOT (the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia) will be marked in Dublin this year with a service in Christ Church Cathedral Dublin on Sunday 21st May @ 3.30 P.M. The theme for this years’ service is “Love Makes A Family”. The service is organised by Changing Attitude Ireland (CAI).

The former Archbishop of Dublin, Walton Empey CAI’s new patron, will take up his role during this service, which will be led by the Dean, the Very Reverend Dermot Dunne.

This year’s guest speaker for the service will be the Revd Dr Brendan McCarthy, National Adviser for the Church of England on issues associated with medical ethics and health/social care policy. Prior to this Brendan was a Church of Ireland rector and hospital chaplain; CEO of a cross-community Christian charity in Northern Ireland and an advisor to the Parades Commission of Northern Ireland, as well as a part-time tutor with the London School of Theology. Currently Brendan is Priest-in-Charge of the Manorhamilton Group of Parishes, in north Leitrim. He has a Master’s degree in theology, history and human rights law and a doctorate in Christian Ethics. Married to Hilary for 32 years, the couple have four grown-up children. Everyone is welcome and there will be a reception afterwards, in the crypt.