Our upcoming retreat Speaker for Fall 2018 is Unitarian Minister Chris Hudson from the All Souls’ Church in central Belfast. He will address the theme of “Building Trust”

Originally from Dublin, Hudson is known for his role in the peace process in Northern Ireland and his leadership in bringing both parties to the negotiating table.

At All Souls’, since Hudson’s tenure began, the previously dwindling congregation has been revived by embracing the LGBT community and welcoming members of different faiths, nationalities and creeds.

Hudson has addressed the International Association for Religious Freedom about his work and has been the subject of a British Documentary. (These links lead to videos.)

He has been awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, a British order of chivalry, which rewards contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service.

We are honored to have Reverend Hudson as our speaker at our next retreat in Cologne from November 2-4. His theme and work resonate deeply in these times. Retreat registration opens in August.