Symposium 2022 | Online Event


Thursday 9 June at 2 – 5pm | Online Event

Listen to the Word

Listening to the Word leads us to connect with those on the margins of society. The Presenters will reflect on this theme and open up the topic for participation by attendees by Q&A.

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Bishop Michael Burrows

Michael Burrows is the Church of Ireland Bishop of Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe, having previously been the  Bishop of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory. He is Chair of the Church of Ireland’s Commission for Christian Unity and Dialogue, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Anglican Centre in Rome, Co–Chair of the Church of Ireland–Methodist Covenant Council, and Patron of the Irish Guild of the Church (Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise). He is married to Claire with four grown–up children, and is a keen railway enthusiast and organist.

Seán Goan

Seán is the coordinator of Spiritan Mission Animation Ireland and a lecturer in biblical theology. A retired teacher who has worked in the area of Catholic Education and Adult Faith development for over thirty years. He has recently collaborated with Dr Kieran O’Mahony and Dr Jessie Rogers in setting up the Tarsus Scripture School, an online forum for study of the Bible. (

Lorna Gold

Director of Movement Building, Faithinvest, Lorna Gold has over two decades’ experience of engaging faiths on environmental, climate and economic justice. She worked at a senior level in Trocaire. She is a leading voice on faith-consistent investing within the Catholic Church and supported the Irish Bishops’ Conference to divest from fossil fuels in 2018. She is Acting Chair of the Board of Directors of the Laudato Si’ Movement (formerly the Global Catholic Climate Movement) and a member of the Vatican’s Covid Commission Economics Taskforce. She lectures part-time in climate justice and social policy at Maynooth University, Ireland. Her publications include New Financial Horizons – The Emergence of an Economy of Communion (NCP, 2011) and Climate Generation – Awakening our Children’s Future (NCP, 2018).


Fr. Kieran O’Mahony OSA

Kieran J. O’Mahony is an Augustinian friar and a biblical scholar. Recently, he completed a nine-volume project on the Sunday readings entitled Hearers of the Word. His website is and he’s closely involved with a related project Currently, Kieran is assisting in Donnybrook parish. He’s been part of the EBW since the very start.