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Christopher

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Corrymeela
« on: December 24, 2006, 04:41:35 AM »
Volunteers and participants in the work of the Corrymeela Community are part of a unique experiment to create a common space within which all the various groups involved in one of the world’s main trouble spots can find an oasis of reconciliation. The Community was the brain child of the Rev. Ray Davey. In the summer of 1964 Ray met with John Morrow and Alex Watson, who had both been members of the Iona Community. They decided to call together those who they believed would be keen to launch a Christian Community. About fifty people answered their call... Christians from all backgrounds; housewives, trade and professional people, students. They were most enthusiastic about the idea of a new community which could counter apathy and complacency and open up new possibilities. Early the next year someone informed the gathering that the Holiday Fellowship Centre near Ballycastle in County Antrim was up for sale.