Programmes You Can Believe In....
Throughout the year, RTÉ Religious Programmes seek to reflect the full diversity of religious practice and experience in Ireland, on radio and television. Through a mixture of outside broadcasts and Masses and Services from the RTÉ studios in Dublin, we aim to include Christian religionfrom different communities and denominations all over the country. We also hope to mark at least some of the significant festivals of other faiths and to reflect their place in today's Ireland.
We also broadcast a broad range of Factual output, including discussions, documentaries and interviews.
If you have comments on this site or would like to contact me, I'm the Editor of RTE Religious Programmes and can be reached at email@example.com or on +353 1 208 4586.
On Sunday 26th May...
...at 11.05am, on RTÉ One, we bring your highlights of the recent GOSPEL RISING festival, which took place at the start of May in Bray, Co. Wicklow. Gospel Music is one of the most vibrant and growing areas of Christian worship in Ireland and seems to cross barriers of race and denomination. This, the fourth annual festival, gives a veyr good flavour of the talent and faith at the heart of the Irish Gospel revival.
The worship is led by Archdeacon Ricky Rountree from the Anglican Parish of Powerscourt with Kilbride; the Rev. Clodagh Yambasu from Bray Methodist Church and Fr Enda Lloyd from Holy Redeemer Church, Bray.
Liturgical Music is led by Gardiner Street Gospel Choir (Musical director, Aidan Green) and Shannon Gospel Choir (Director Karen Barrett) with members from 30 participating Gospel Choirs
conducted by Gospel Rising Conductor, Karen Gibson.
The same service can also be heard on RTÉ Radio 1xtra, LW252 and DAB at 1145am.
Listen out on Fridays for The God Slot, which airs on RTÉ Radio 1 at 10pm but is repeated at various times.
On Friday 24th May, Lesley Gort, international lecturer and Christian Science healing practitioner, discusses the differences between the Church of Christ, Scientist and Scientology.
Glynn Douglas discusses the Quakers and their involvement in mental health care in Ireland.
Almost a year after the 50th International Eucharistic Congress held in Dublin, Fr. Billy Swann tells us about the Festival of Faith in Ferns diocese.
If you would like your church or community to feature in our broadcast religion, on radio or television, do let me know via the number or email above. Bear in mind that, for that Sunday, you would be the nation's parish church. It's a big responsibility and we like to think we keep the bar fairly high in terms of the quality of liturgy, music and preaching. However, it's also an opportunity to share with the whole country and, through the internet, with viewers abroad the talents and voices, passions and prayers of people from all parts of Ireland, so if you feel both confident and competent, do feel free to get in touch.
We are also open to suggestions and stories for our various Factual series: Would You Believe?, The Meaning of Life, The Moment of Truth and Beyond Belief.