Belonging Creates & Undoes Us Both

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Padraig O Tuama is a poet, theologian, and extraordinary healer in our world of fracture. He leads the Corrymeela community of Northern Ireland, a place that has offered refuge since the violent division that defined that country until the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. And Padraig and Corrymeela extend a quiet, generative, and joyful force far beyond their northern coast to people around the world. “Over cups of tea, and over the experience of bringing people together,” Padraig says, it becomes possible “to talk with each other and be in the same room with the people we talk about.” Here he discusses belonging and the power of language on OnBeing.

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