Populism is imperilling the very roots of democracy and if this does not frighten us, it should, the Church of Ireland Primate Archbishop Richard Clarke has said. This is at the very heart of what we call, on an almost daily basis, ‘populism’,” he said. MilestonesWhere this year was concerned Archbishop Clarke noted how it marked “one of those occasional milestones in the life of the Church of Ireland. It is 150 years since the Church of Ireland was disestablished by act of the Westminster parliament in the summer of 1869.” It meant it was no longer the State church in Ireland. Also in train is a book of essays considering the many developments within the Church of Ireland over the past 50 years, since the church celebrated the centenary of its disestablishment.”The synod continues at the Millennium Forum in Derry until Saturday.
Source: The Irish Times May 16, 2019 14:48 UTC