Liverpool, historically, was blemished by low-key sectarianism, until Bishop Shepherd and Archbishop Worlock brought about reconciliation between the Catholic and Anglican churches. Across in Northern Ireland, the work of three Christian artists has been having a similar influence. The Bogside Artists, in Derry, have been replacing terrorist propaganda on the sides of buildings, by painting huge murals showing Christian peace images, as well as reflecting the truth of what happened during the Troubles. It’s provoked the displeasure of Sinn Fein/IRA.
Tom Kelly, a church minister, was unavailable for interview but his brother William Kelly and Kevin Hasson discussed with John Cheek how important human life is, to the Divine, and the role of the prophetic, in the work of The Bogside Artists.