Organised by the Jesuit Centre for Spirituality & Culture, the conference 'Voices of Hope: Echoes of the Divine' will engage with some of the difficulties and challenges facing society and church in Ireland today. A series of inspirational voices from home and abroad will give us new heart, and show us that the hope we need for ourselves and future generations - the 'echoes of the Divine' that give meaning to our lives - are there in the midst of it all, wherever we are and whatever our situation. The key-note speakers, Sr. Helen Prejean (the inspiration for the film Dead Man Walking), John Lonergan, Dr Geraldine O'Gara and Gerry O'Hanlon, S.J., will be joined by a series of local 'voices' representing different generations and walks of life and keep our feet in the ground. The conference will take place in the beautifully located Galway Bay Hotel.a wonderful place for an Autumn break!