On Tuesday 9 March, historian Philip Orr looked at “Forward Towards History”.

The next few years will see a number of centenaries being celebrated by the Unionist community, such as the signing of the Covenant, the founding of the UVF and the Larne gun-running. How are the churches going to approach these anniversaries? How are they to react to criticisms of the church’s role in supporting militant Unionism 100 years ago, and how do they perceive current plans by Loyalism to celebrate this era in Ulster’s disputed history?