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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: Ground has shifted further post-election

REV KAREN: Ground has shifted further post-election

REV KAREN: The damage that’s done by unforgiveness

REV KAREN: The damage that’s done by unforgiveness

REV KAREN: Why we should appreciate the power of friends

REV KAREN: Why we should appreciate the power of friends

REV KAREN: In search of answers to painful questions

REV KAREN: In search of answers to painful questions

REV KAREN: So much we can learn from the Easter story

REV KAREN: So much we can learn from the Easter story

REV KAREN: Our Trans community must not be excluded

REV KAREN: Our Trans community must not be excluded

REV KAREN: Welcoming strangers is a gospel imperative

REV KAREN: Welcoming strangers is a gospel imperative

REV KAREN: Amidst the fear and dread, a night for peace

REV KAREN: Amidst the fear and dread, a night for peace

Let’s all talk about criticism and pray to God to strengthen our weak knees

Let’s all talk about criticism and pray to God to strengthen our weak knees

REV KAREN: Show up, hold on to hope

REV KAREN: Show up, hold on to hope

Rev Karen: We must be allowed to recover from failure

Rev Karen: We must be allowed to recover from failure

REV KAREN: Strong women are paving the way for change

REV KAREN: Strong women are paving the way for change

REV KAREN: Interpreting the message of that Belfast crest

REV KAREN: Interpreting the message of that Belfast crest