In the Shelter: Finding a Home in the World

In the Shelter: Finding a Home in the World

by Pádraig Tuama


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From master storyteller and host of On Being's Poetry Unbound, Pádraig Ó Tuama, comes an unforgettable memoir of peace and reconciliation, Celtic spirituality, belonging, and sexual identity.

"It is in the shelter of each other that the people live." Drawing on this Irish saying, Ó Tuama relates ideas of shelter and welcome to our journeys of life, using poetry, story, biblical reflection, and prose to open up gentle ways of living well in a troubled world.

In the Shelter introduces Corrymeela, the Northern Ireland peace and reconciliation community Ó Tuama led for many years, and throughout the book he reveals the power of storytelling in communities of conflict. From the heart of a poet comes a profound look at the landscapes we all try to inhabit even as we always search for shelter, a place we can call home.

An instant spiritual classic in Ireland and Britain, now brought to a US readership.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506470528
Publisher: Broadleaf Books
Publication date: 02/23/2021
Pages: 262
Sales rank: 401,236
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Pádraig Ó Tuama is an Irish writer and poet. Host of On Being's Poetry Unbound podcast, he was recently named On Being's Theologian in Residence. From 2014-2019 he was the leader of the Corrymeela Community, Ireland's oldest peace and reconciliation organization. His work has won acclaim in circles of conflict analysis, politics, religion, poetry and psychotherapy. His storytelling, poetry, and writing have been featured on The Moth, TEDx Talks, America, the BBC, and The Spirit of Things. A compelling speaker, he travels widely. Pádraig lives in Belfast, Ireland.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Hello to the world
1. Hello to here
2. Hello to the beginning
3. Hello to the imagination
4. Hello to trouble
5. Hello to what we cannot know
6. Hello to the body
7. Hello to the shadow
8. Hello to change
9. Hello to power
10. Hello to story

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