|The Other View
|Tommy McKearney, Billy Mitchell, Dawn Purvis
|Abortion and reproductive rights
|Comments on this document
|Abortion 1798 Irish Rebellion
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This 24 page long document is a magazine style publication, sponsored by Co-operation Ireland through the E.U. Special Support Programme for Peace and Reconciliation. In style it adopts a magazine look. The list of contributors is of particular interest suggesting a determined effort to produce a cross-community publication focussed on ex-prisoners but incorporating views beyond that. They included the Progressive Unionist Party members including Carolyn Howarth and Billy Mitchell, Tommy McKearney – former IRA prisoner, John Nixon a former INLA prisoner, the Rev. Mervyn Kingston – rector of Creggan Parish, Crossmaglen and Anthony McIntyre and Michael White.
The editorial team included Mitchell, McKearney and McIntyre.
There’s a broad range of articles. Billy Mitchell considers ‘Christian Socialism’ while Tommy McKearney writes about ‘Scientific Socialism’. John Nixon discusses Protestant Cultural Identities. Dawn Purvis asks ‘Is Abortion Always Wrong?’, while there is a riposte to that from ‘Feminist for Life Perception’. Gordon Lucy examines ‘1798: Ulster Presbyterians and All That’ and Carolyn Howarth discusses ‘The Protestant Way – Luther’s Legacy’. Indeed one could make a strong case that there is an emphasis on issues pertaining to religious identities to the same extent as a focus on political issues.