What is the relationship between identity, membership, and belonging, and how can exploring their intersection help us navigate the various borders and obstacles we face in difficult times? How can we use stories to make meaning and forge connections across distance and differences? According to poet and theologian Pádraig Ó Tuama, who has worked in reconciliation in Ireland for many years, “We are meaning-making, story-seeking people.”
Join Facing History and Ó Tuama for a reflective workshop to explore the resonance of the biblical story of Ruth for our time. Space is limited for this interactive workshop.
All workshop participants as well as members of the community are invited to join a reading immediately following the workshop, in which Ó Tuama will share his acclaimed poetry. This event is directed towards educators in the New England region, but everyone is welcome to apply.
This workshop will be held via Zoom. Details for joining the Zoom meeting will be shared by email prior to the event. Please apply for this event by filling out the Educator Application below.
Pádraig Ó Tuama
Irish poet and theologian Pádraig Ó Tuama’s work centers around themes of language, power, conflict and religion. He is the author of four books of poetry and prose:Daily Prayer with the Corrymeela Community, In the Shelter, Sorry for your Troubles, and Readings from the Books of Exile. He presents the podcast Poetry Unbound with On Being Studios, where he also has responsibilities in bringing art and theology into public and civic life. From 2014-2019 he was the leader of the Corrymeela Community, Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation community. He is based in Ireland.