Seek the Welfare of the City
Church and Society in Scotland and Northern Ireland
Edited by Megan Halteman and Alwyn Thomson
Scotland and Northern Ireland are changing, but change can be an opportunity or a threat.
Scotland has experienced a dramatic social transformation and Northern Ireland may not be far behind, while both places are learning new ways of doing politics. Churches, too, are facing the challenge of change.
In September 2000 the Centre for Contemporary Christianity in Ireland held a major conference in Belfast bringing together representatives from churches in Scotland and Northern Ireland to reflect on the church’s identity and role in the midst of change. The aim was to encourage churches to see change, not as a threat, but as an opportunity. This book brings together the papers from the conference.