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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

REV KAREN: On a journey of change with the Celtic saints

REV KAREN: On a journey of change with the Celtic saints

REV KAREN: I have teamed up with Ireland's Future for conversations with grace

REV KAREN: I have teamed up with Ireland's Future for conversations with grace

REV KAREN: Let’s work to build a Nation of Neighbours

REV KAREN: Let’s work to build a Nation of Neighbours

REV KAREN: Swimming through a tide of pandemic pain

REV KAREN: Swimming through a tide of pandemic pain

REV KAREN: We’ve all been the one who needs cared for

REV KAREN: We’ve all been the one who needs cared for

REV KAREN: Take up the challenge to step out of the traffic

REV KAREN: Take up the challenge to step out of the traffic

REV KAREN: My long journey of unlearning

REV KAREN: My long journey of unlearning

REV KAREN: How is your heart in this?

REV KAREN: How is your heart in this?

REV KAREN: The gift of kindness goes a long way

REV KAREN: The gift of kindness goes a long way

REV KAREN: Linking arms at Lanark to defend the peace

REV KAREN: Linking arms at Lanark to defend the peace

REV KAREN: After an insult, hurting turns into helping

REV KAREN: After an insult, hurting turns into helping

REV KAREN: Easter reminds us that God is alive and with us

REV KAREN: Easter reminds us that God is alive and with us

REV KAREN: In Holy Week we reflect on the journey to the cross

REV KAREN: In Holy Week we reflect on the journey to the cross

REV KAREN: Women don't feel safe; I don't feel safe

REV KAREN: Women don't feel safe; I don't feel safe

VIDEO - REV KAREN: No mum on Mother’s Day? Be kind to yourself

VIDEO - REV KAREN: No mum on Mother’s Day? Be kind to yourself