Honour and Shame

Honour and Shame

This event explores the nature of honour/shame in Scripture, culture, relationships, and ministry pertinent to the Irish story. The format will be a mix of lecture, panel discussion, and Q & A.

For most non-Western cultures of the world, honour and shame are the primary values and dominant emotions. This event will help you understand the various cultural dynamics of honour and shame. We’ll then discuss a biblical framework with practical implications for more fruitful ministry among HonorShame cultures. What is the gospel for HonorShame cultures?

Where and When

October 26th, Saturday

10.00 – 16.00

IBI, Ulysses House, 22-24 Foley Street


(Please bring your own lunch. Tea and Coffee will be provided).

The Speakers

Jayson Georges

Jayson Georges (M.Div., Talbot)is the founding editor of HonorShame.com. He has served cross-culturally for 15 years and lives in the Middle East. His books include The 3D GospelMinistering in Honor-Shame Cultures (with Mark Baker), and the forthcoming Ministering in Patronage Cultures: Biblical Models and Missional Implications

Jayson Georges shares with us from his experience of working in shame honour cultures and gives us insights and practical advice for how we can engage with our friends and neighbours from shame honour cultures and effectively share our faith and disciple them.

Ally McGeever

From Co. Monaghan originally, Ally has worked in Dublin as a climate change researcher for the past five years, with a particular interest in the social injustice of environmental degradation and the intersection of climate justice and gender equality. In 2016 this led to Ally’s involvement with YWCA Ireland, an association that aims to empower young women in their leadership, Christian faith and human rights.

In 2016 this led to Ally’s involvement with YWCA Ireland, an association that aims to empower young women in their leadership, Christian faith and human rights. In 2019, Ally joined the YWCA staff team as their Young Women’s Engagement and Development Officer. Over the past year, Ally has worked to create engaging and empowering events that equip young women to lead positive change in Ireland. Ally is passionate about building capacity for young women’s leadership in Ireland, particularly in faith communities, and strengthening the vital role of young women in building a sustainable future.

Ally will be highlighting how the culture of those under 30 is affected by shame dynamics in such areas as social media platforms, and how the church can respond to equip its youth.

Fergus Ryan

Fergus Ryan was formerly senior leader of Trinity Church Dublin. He holds a first class honors BA/MA from Trinity College Dublin in Theology and Biblical Studies. Until 1994, Fergus was a Senior Captain with Aer Lingus, flying North Atlantic and European routes, with special postings in Libya, Guinea, Italy, Israel and Nigeria, operating to Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Senegal, Syria, Jordan, Kuwait and Pakistan. He is currently a professional artist, represented by Sol Art in Dublin, and has exhibited regularly at the Royal Hibernian Academy and in the National Gallery of Ireland’s portrait prize exhibition. His work is included in the State collection. Fergus is married to Sarah, and has four married daughters and twelve grandchildren.

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Ulysses House
22-24 Foley Street
Dublin 1
Tel: 353 (0)1 8069060
Email: info@ibi.ie
Registered Charity Number: 20012007 Company Number: 345239

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