RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoRamsey 228, ff.141-356
TitleIreland: general
DescriptionPapers relating to the situation in Northern Ireland, including: discussion, some critical, of the work of the Ardoyne Housing Committee (ff.141-150, 155, 327-331); arrangements, including a letter from Edwin Barker, for John Phillips, Bishop of Portsmouth to speak in Lord Longford's debate on Northern Ireland (ff.151-154); proposal from the Secretary of the Inter-Church Travel Advisory Committee for a pilgrimage of reparation to Dublin (ff.158-159); arrangements, initiated by Mgr. Bruce Kent, for Brian Walker, founder of the New Ulster Movement, to meet Archbishop Ramsey (ff.160, 165-166); Archbishop Ramsey's idea for a Vigil of Prayer to be organised and observed by Catholics and Protestants in Ireland (ff.161-162, 164); statement by leaders of the churches in Ireland, 4 February (f.163); letter from Hugh Whitworth to the Church Information Office about how to combat the idea that church leaders were doing nothing to stop the killing (f.167); letters about growing popular pressure for a day of prayer for Northern Ireland (ff.168-169, 172); text of World Council of Churches resolutions on Northern Ireland (ff.173-174); reactions to the Aldershot bombing, 22 February 1972 (ff.175-176, 178); Lord Stamp's proposal for a memorial service for soldiers killed in Northern Ireland (ff.170, 177, 179-180, 184); press release about prayers for peace in Northern Ireland on St. Patrick's Day (ff.185, 193); correspondence about an ecumenical service for peace at Westminster Cathedral (ff.190-192, 199); Coventry Cathedral's Reconciliation Project (ff.194-195, 211-212); enquiry from Robert Wyse Jackson, former Bishop of Limerick, about Christian ethical attitudes towards internment and 'interrogation in depth' (ff.198, 200); copies of comments by J.L.M. Haire, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, and A.J. Weir, Clerk to the Irish Presbyterian Assembly, on the Board for Social Responsibilty's paper on Northern Ireland (ff.201-210); statement by the Irish Council of Churches and First Report of the ICC/RC Joint Group on the Role of the Churches in Ireland (ff. 213-216); correspondence about 'Women Together' (ff.217-223, 228-231, 239, 322); donation, passed on to Archbishop Simms, from an American woman to help the peace effort (ff.224-227); arrangements for summer camps for children and family holidays (ff.232-238, 240-242, 299); service of prayers for peace and reconciliation in Ireland at Westminster Central Hall (ff.243-249, 256); Council for Education in World Citizenship exchange project for Belfast and Danish schoolgirls (ff.250-254, 257-259); statement by the Ireland Advisory Group of the British Council of Churches (f.255); Northern Ireland Proportional Representation Bill (ff.260-265, 273-287, 296)); Board for Social Responsibility report on Northern Ireland (ff.266-272); request for Archbishop Ramsey's patronage of 'Women Caring' a fund-raising body for projects with women and children (ff.288-295, 297-298); discussion with Northern Ireland Office of proposals, including one from Germany, for a public works programme to alleviate unemployment in Northern Ireland (ff.300-309, 315-320); proposal from Prof. Leland Lyons of the University of Kent for a British Irish Association to improve understanding in the academic and cultural fields (ff.310-314, 321); arrrangements for a united act of intercession for peace throughout Northern Ireland on 1 October (ff.323-326); briefing material for the House of Lords Northern Ireland debates on 5 December (ff.332-342); proposal from Donald Coggan for joint ecumenical call to prayer but Anlgo-Irish church leaders (ff.343-344, 350); Christmas message of four Northern Irish church leaders with Archbishop Ramsey's words of support (ff.347-349, 351-352); Archbishop Ramsey's Christmas message for Belfast newspaper (ff.353-354); BCC and Roman Catholic Justice and Peace Commission leaflet on Northern Ireland (ff.355-356). Other correspondents include: John Farr, MP (ff.144-145, 155); Gerald Ellison, Bishop of Chester (f.150); Kenneth Sansbury (f.168, 173); Canon Max Warren (f. 171); Eric Abbott, Dean of Westminster (ff.179-180, 182-183, 187,189); Cardinal Heenan (f.190); Stretton Reeve, Bishop of Lichfield (ff.283-285, 296).

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