Corrymeela Founder, Ray Davey dies

16 04 2012

Ballycastle SDLP Councillor Dónal Cunningham paid tribute to the Rev Ray Davey, founder of the Corrymeela Community who died on Monday evening.
He said “Ballycastle and indeed the entire North owe a debt of gratitude to the vision and example of Roy Davey, the peacemaker, his message of reconciliation is one that we all should all try to follow in our own daily lives, in our social and political relations, in our churches and community organisations.
When he purchased the Holiday Fellowship Centre just outside Ballycastle in 1965 ,Ray and his volunteers soon set about establishing in one of the most beautiful settings , the Corrymeela Community whose objective was the promotion of reconciliation and peace-building through the healing of social, religious, and political divisions. Ballycastle can be proud of the part it continues to play in such a valuable organisation.


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18 04 2012
Conor Bradley

As a ex-member of the SDLP before coming to Australia,and a current member of the Friends of Corrymeela, thank you so much for your gracious words about Ray Davey.

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19 04 2012
ballycastlesdlp

Conor – Ray was a visionary well ahead of his time

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