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Rev Karen Sethuraman

Rev Karen Sethuraman is the first female Baptist Minister in Ireland and is currently a Pastor of SoulSpace, a Peace and Reconciliation hub, based in Belfast.

Her passion is peace and reconciliation/social justice and she is a champion of gender equality.

The Rev Karen is also one of the founders of Spectrum - a space set up in Belfast for LGBT+ people of faith. Karen feels particularly called to minister outside the Church walls, journeying with people who feel they ‘don’t fit’ in Church.

She has served as Chaplain to two Belfast Lord Mayors.

Latest Stories

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REV KAREN: Who is this Jesus the Capitol insurrrectionists worship?

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REV KAREN: Leaving the comfort of the seashore requires Dr King’s ‘first step of faith’

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REV KAREN: The gift of grit in 2021

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REV KAREN: An open letter to the Year of the Pandemic

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REV KAREN: Jesus moved into the neighbourhood

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REV KAREN: Hope is hard but all is not lost as Advent begins

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REV KAREN: Kamala’s victory has sent a message of hope

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REV KAREN: Churches should take the Covid lead

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REV KAREN: Let’s learn the art of noticing and giving thanks in all circumstances

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REV KAREN: There’s room at the table for everyone, so pull up a chair

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REV KAREN: Discover the rhythm of rest during these frantic times

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OPINION - Rev Karen: The weight of waiting well

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OPINION - REV KAREN: Preaching the Gospel without using words