Academy Room, Ulster University Belfast
26th March: 3.00pm – 5.00pm
It is 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his Ninety Five Theses to the door of his Wittenberg church, attacking the Catholic Church’s corrupt practice of selling ‘indulgences’ to absolve sin, setting in train the Protestant Reformation.
But was that really about religion – or a cynical power-grab by some of the princes of Europe? Or was it an early manifestation of Brexit – disillusionment of the periphery with the perceived corruption of the cosmopolitan centre? What is its relevance today? To discuss these and related matters join History Ireland editor Tommy Graham, and Hiram Morgan (UCC), Bronagh McShane (NUI Galway), Pat Coyle (Irish Jesuit Communications) and Revd. Brian Kennaway (Irish Association President).
NB. Please note change of venue.