Stories of Trouble and Peace: Telling the Truth about Power AND The Complicated Art of Reconciliation
Explorations on conflict and power with renowned Irish poet, scholar, and mediator Pádraig Ó Tuama.
Drawing on his experience at the front lines of reconciliation in Ireland and beyond, on poetry, and on his theological reflection, Pádraig Ó Tuama weaves stories of power and reconciliation to inspire creative new practices for life in an unsettled world. Pádraig is the St John’s Visiting Scholar for 2020.
Pádraig Ó Tuama is an Irish poet, theologian, and conflict mediator whose work addresses issues of language, reconciliation and religion. He is the former leader of Corrymeela, Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organisation. The author of numerous books, including In the Shelter, Sorry for Your Troubles, and Readings from the Book of Exile, he presents the #1 Apple Arts Chart podcast Poetry Unbound, from the On Being project.
Pádraig is having to return home to Ireland earlier than planned due to COVID-19 and his two public lectures have been combined into one.