Harold Good
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Harold Good

Harold Good (born 1937; Derry) is an Irish Methodist who in the first decade of the 21st century played a vital role in the Northern Ireland peace process.[1]

He trained as a hospital chaplain at Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis in 1967-68.[2] He served as a minister in Shankhill, Belfast and also at the City's Crumlin Road prison. From 1973 to 1979 he was director of the Corrymeela Community Centre for Reconciliation. In 2001 he was appointed president of the Methodist Church in Ireland. In 2005 he was one of two independent witnesses, the other being Father Alec Reid C.Ss.R., who oversaw the decommissioning of arms, a vital part of the peace process.[3] In 2007 he was awarded the World Methodist Peace Award.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Decommission witnesses in profile". BBC News. 26 September 2005. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ Watson, Beth Newton, Interview, "Sanctuary Moment", Pulse, Indiana University Health, 15 Sept. 2014, accessed 16 Sept. 2014.
  3. ^ IRA destroys all its guns to end 35 years of bloodshed. David Sharrock Ireland Correspondent. The Times (London, England), Tuesday, 27 September 2005; pg. 1; Issue 68503.
  4. ^ "Archbishop of Armagh congratulates the Revd Harold Good". Ireland Anglican. 26 October 2007. Retrieved 2019.



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