February 2021 Gazette

Our first issue of 2021 is now online, and our print edition will be available on Friday, February 5.

In what has been a difficult start to the year, we have reaction to the Mother and Baby Homes Report, including Rev Stephen Farrell on why he chose to broadcast a service of lament and repentance from Zion Parish Church.

In Opinion, the leader of the UUP, Dr Steve Aiken, has written a response to Neale Richmond’s vision of a shared island after Brexit, and how he endeavours to improve understanding and tolerance across our diverse society,

Rev Dr Lester Scott writes about how we can draw on the faith story of Elijah to help each other during the pandemic, with a particular focus on mental health.

Our big interview this month is with National President of The Girl’s Brigade Ireland, Hazel Ensor, who talks about her lifelong journey with GB, and how the four pillars of the organisation, ensure an inclusive and fulfilling environment for all members.

Health and Nutrition coach Rachel Young has advice on how to eat healthily, for the body, and the mind and how we can avoid overeating during lockdown.

Look out for our special reader’s competition to celebrate the commemorative stamp issued by An Post to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland,  which features on our cover this month.

There are all the usual features including Mothers’ Union reports, Liturgical Notes the Diocesan Focus and the Archive of the Month.

All this and much more in the February Gazette.