Fr Joe McVeigh’s excellent new book was launched in Culturlann, West Belfast, by Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness on Tuesday, 9th December. Joe, from Ederney in County Fermanagh, has always taken a stand on behalf of the dispossessed and those who have suffered oppression and discrimination.

In the book Joe writes: “The way forward for the Christian churches, it seems to me, is to adopt a liberation theology – to oppose the use of military intervention [in the manner of the USA – DM] and to promote the gospel of non-violence. There should be continuous tension between the reign of God and empire.”

Also at the launch was the great Fr Des Wilson who also spoke. I once did a fascinating interview with Des back in 1981 or 1982 which was published in ‘An Phoblacht/Republican News’, which I must try and trace and reproduce. Fr Joe McVeigh’s book can be ordered through Amazon: