There will be a special edition of Songs of Praise this Sunday 2nd May at 1.15pm on BBC One. It will be available to watch online afterwards: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006ttc5
In this episode Claire McCollum marks the Partition of Ireland and formation of Northern Ireland 100 years ago, meeting Christians from across the denominations to discuss the past and their hopes for the future.
She finds out how the Union Theological College in Belfast became the first parliament building, and meets two theology students – one Protestant and one Catholic – to hear their perspectives. We learn how the Belfast Community Gospel Choir was created, and Sean Fletcher meets Danielle Gault, a young Christian whose faith and health have been challenged.
With music from Enniskillen, Down Patrick and Dungannon, and a special performance by Daniel O’Donnell filmed on the Causeway Coast.
The Moderator will also take part in a special service to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland and the partition of Ireland that will be broadcast this Sunday on BBC Radio 4 (8.10am) and BBC Radio Ulster (10.15am).