By: Diarmuid O'Murchu
“Diarmuid O’Murchu continues to bring fresh eyes and prophetic vision to the wounded Church he loves. Like a good medical doctor, in Inclusivity: A Gospel Mandate he skillfully diagnoses the long festering wounds of radical patriarchy and the scandal of exclusion and writes a prescription for healing.” —Donald Cozzens, author, Notes from the Underground: The Spiritual Journal of a Secular Priest
Diarmuid O’Murchu holds high the millions on the margins of the church who honor Jesus but feel they don’t fit in because of an alternative vision or minority status resulting from race, ethnicity, social standing or sexual orientation. Inclusivity offers a faith dynamic characterized by discipleship with an adult Jesus in the service of an adult God. It is a gift of the “Pope Francis effect,” an inevitable drive to reach out and bring in, the next step in a universal movement toward spiritual wholeness.
A priest of the Sacred Heart Missionary Congregation and a social psychologist, Diarmuid O’Murchu is the author of pioneering books that include Quantum Theology (Crossroad, 2004), Evolutionary Faith, Ancestral Grace, Adult Faith, In the Beginning was the Spirit, God in the Midst of Change, and The Meaning and Practice of Faith (all from Orbis). Based in London where he works as a bereavement counselor and with HIV/AIDS patients, he leads workshops throughout Europe and North America, as well as Australia, the Philippines, Thailand, India, Peru and in several African countries.