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The Irish Society of Houston  PO Box 820010  Houston, Texas 77282-0010
September 6, 2016, Tuesday

Cause or Cure – The Role of Religion
in a Fear-Filled World

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
The Reverend Harold Good, an acknowledged peacemaker in
Ireland and beyond, returns to UST to present his lecture titled,
"Cause or Cure – The Role of Religion in a Fear-Filled World."
This presentation will acknowledge and explore the hugely
destructive role of religion that has become distorted, following
religion through history to modern day. Rev. Good will
encourage reflection well beyond personal faith to explore what
each of us has to contribute to heal the hurts of a broken world.
This lecture will focus on who we ALL are within the WHOLE
people of God and as people of faith, from an ecumenical
perspective, regardless of specific faith or belief.

Free and open to the public
Jerabeck Activity Center, Scanlan Room
4000 Mt. Vernon St., Houston, TX 77006
Contact Lori Gallagher for more Information
irishstudies@stthom.edu          713-525-3592

September 18, 2016, Sunday

1916: The Irish Rebellion

Sunday, September 18, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Narrated by Liam Neeson, this landmark documentary
tells the dramatic story of the events that took place in
Dublin during Easter Week 1916, when a small group of
Irish rebels took on the might of the British Empire.
The documentary – featuring a combination of rarely seen
archival footage, news segments filmed on location worldwide,
and interviews with leading international experts – also uncovers
the untold story of the central role Irish Americans played in the
lead-up to the rebellion. Although defeated militarily, the men
and women of the Easter Rising would wring a moral victory from
the jaws of defeat and inspire countless freedom struggles
throughout the world – from Ireland to India.
An initiative of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at
the University of Notre Dame, this documentary tells the story of
the 1916 Easter Rising in a comprehensive way and, for the first
time, places these events in their proper historical, political and
cultural context as the precursor to an independent Irish state.

Free and open to the public
Jones Hall
3910 Yoakum Blvd., Houston, TX 77006
Contact Lori Gallagher for more Information
irishstudies@stthom.edu       713-525-3592