Faith Matters

4 Corners continues with stories of life after death and forgiveness

THE 4 Corners Festival continues today with an event in which two people deeply affected by the Troubles share what helps them live life now.

Alan McBride and Stephen Travers will be talking about Life After Death: Living Today with a Legacy of the Troubles.

Mr McBride's wife and father-in-law were killed in the IRA's Shankill bombing of 1993; Stephen Travers was seriously injured in the UVF attack on the Miami Showband in 1975 which claimed the lives of three of his band-mates.

The event will be hosted by Kate Turner from Healing Through Remembering.

Tomorrow, Tony Macauley and Philip Orr will talk about Ordinary Miracles on the Peaceline.

On Saturday, events include a walking tour of east Belfast and Luminous Dark in St Patrick's Church on Donegall Street, in which Alain Emerson, a pastor based in Lurgan, will share from the painful experience of the death of his wife when she was just 23.

The festival closes on Sunday evening with Forgiveness Remembers at Knock Methodist Church.

Life After Death: Living Today with a Legacy of the Troubles takes place at St John's Parish Hall, Falls Road at 7.30pm today. More at, on Twitter and on Facebook.

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