Philip McKinley is an ordinand in the Church of Ireland (Anglican). He is a singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Discovery Gospel Choir, an intercultural ensemble that reflects the new-found cultural and ethnic diversity in Ireland. He has worked extensively in faith-based reconciliation and social inclusion initiatives for the Irish Council of Churches. As a chaplain at Dublin City University’s Inter Faith Centre, he co-founded the University of Sanctuary programme and the Hard Gospel reconciliation project, which emerged from the Drumcree standoff (1995-2000) in Northern Ireland. In 2018 he delivered a TEDx talk, "Why Every Nation Needs Its Own Harp."
Last Updated: 02/17/2020