Guestbook Project Timeline

MONTH DAY 2014 - Hosting The Stranger: Bangalore

Documentary co-produced by Alina Feld and Joshy Para.

November 19, 2013 | Exchanging Narratives Across the Divide

project at the ‘Teaching Divided Histories’ International Conference, Derry-Londonderry. Presentation by Richard Kearney and screening of Guestbook documentary, Dokdo by Peter Chung and Sheila Gallagher. Responses by John Peto, Emma McDermott and Martin Melarkey.

September 17, 2013 | Balkans Peace Project

Guestbook and the European Centre for Peace Studies Project, with Richard Kearney, Padraig O’Malley and Petra Belkovic, Gordon College, Ma, USA

June 21, 2013 | Guestbook and Celtic Christianity

Richard Kearney, Sheila Gallagher, Noirin Ni Rian and Patrick Hederman, Glenstal Abbey, Limerick, Ireland

June 21, 2013 | The Risk of Hospitality

Lecture presentation of Guestbook Project at ‘The Hospitality Summit’ Conference, Oakland University, Michigan, USA

MONTH DAY, 2012 | Dokdo or Takeshima: Between Islands

a Guestbook documentary filmed by Chris Chung and co-produced with Sheila Gallagher, Boston College

November DAY, 2011 |U.S.-Mexico Border: Under a Strange Sun

Guestbook documentary made by Clay Venetis, Boston College, screened at the ‘Narrative Exchange Seminar'(Boston College/Georgetown)

October 11, 2011 | Narrative Exchange and Empathy

Boston College-Georgetown-Derry. Interactive conversation between students at Boston College, Georgetown and Derry on the subject of ‘Narrative Exchange and Empathy’. This international website discussion was preceded by the screening of the three recent Guestbook documentaries on ‘Facing the Stranger in Divided Cities: Derry, Jerusalem, Mitrovica.’

October 22, 2011 | Beyond Divided Cities

Beyond Divided Cities Conference in Mitrovica, Kosovo

May 28, 2010 | Crossing Thresholds at the Edge of the World

Skellig Islands/Beara, Ireland. The Guestbook Project (Richard Kearney, Fanny Howe, Noirin Ni Riain, Eoin O’Suillabhain, James Corballis ) co-organized an Interreligious Hospitality ceremony on Skellig Michael Island, off the south Irish coast and one of the oldest monastic sites in Ireland dating back to the sixth century. The performance featured an interreligious hospitality ceremony between Dzhigan Rinpoche of Nepal and Abbot Gregory Collins of Glenstal Abbey and Jerusalem. The event was hosted by the Dzogchen Buddhist community in Beara, West Cork, Ireland, who welcomed representatives of different religious denominations. The event was filmed and posted on the Guestbook website under the title ‘Skelligs: Crossing Thresholds at the Edge of the World’.

July DAY, 2009 | Glenstal: Rites of Hospitality

‘Glenstal: Rites of Hospitality’. Guestbook documentary directed by Eoin O’Suilabhain and James Corballis, of an Interreligious experiment in Hospitality held in Glenstal Abbey, Limerick, Ireland. The ceremony was co-produced by Abbot Patrck Hederman, Noirin Ni Rian, Fanny Howe and Richard Kearney. The documentary was screened at a number of international interreligious conferences and is posted on the Guesbook project website.