Dare To Share!

Last week Friday the Denis Hurley Centre played host to what has become an annual event, I Dare To Share. In conjunction with I Care, hundreds of Durbanites ‘dared to share’ Durban after dark, with three hundred and fifty homeless citizens of Durban, and one hundred non-homelesss, people sharing a night of food, music and fellowship at the centre. About half of the attendees also spent the night sleeping side by side […]

Legend of the Month: Paddy Kearney

We may be a day late, but it’s never too late to celebrate our legends, and with that we announce our Legend of the Month for May, Dr Paddy Kearney! Kearney, who was awarded the title of Doctorate when he received an honorary degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2009, has once again been recognised for his outstanding community service, this time with the Bonum Commune Award from St Augustine’s College in Johannesburg, a second doctorate, and […]

Good Friday Procession

This Friday, the 14th April, will see thousands of worshippers take to the streets of Durban for the annual ecumenical Good Friday Service. Hosted by the Diakonia Council of Churches*, the service will start at dawn at the Durban Exhibition Centre (DEC) before processing – in silence – through the streets of the city, to the Durban City Hall.

Each year, the Good Friday service highlights a particular aspect of national suffering or injustice. The service this year will focus on the theme Whom Shall I […]

Denis Hurley Centre, Exhibition Opening

This month sees the opening of a new permanent exhibition on the life and career of Archbishop Denis Hurley. The exhibition will be housed in the new Denis Hurley Centre, a building made possible by the tireless fundraising and campaigning efforts of 2014 eThekwini Living Legend, Paddy Kearney. The new centre, which opened its doors the beginning of 2015, continues a century-long tradition of caring for members of the community through its feeding schemes, medical clinic and adult education classes.

The […]

Denis Hurley Centre Officially Opened

While the new Denis Hurley Centre has been up and running for a while now the building was only officially opened towards the end of last year, with guests the likes of Ela Ghandi, and KZN Premier, Senzo Mchunu, amongst those attending the ceremony on what would have been Archbishop’s Hurley’s 100th birthday. The man behind this centre which houses a number of social welfare programmes, including a feeding scheme and a clinic for the indigent, is none other than 2014 eThekwini Living Legend,

New and Improved!

Denis Hurley CentreIt’s taken years of planning, fundraising and determination, but the new Denis Hurley Centre is finally complete! 2014 eThekwini Living Legend, Paddy Kearney, was one of the people responsible for the new centre which houses a number of social programmes, including a feeding scheme, a medical clinic and a refugee programme aimed at providing support to displaced foreigners – a service that’s obviously much needed in Durban at the moment. The centre […]

The Changing Face of Durban

For those of us who have grown up in Durban, the Emmanuel Cathedral is a well known landmark. Together with its neighbour, the Parish Centre, the Cathedral is an easy way to identify Grey Street as you enter the city. But things are changing – and changing for the better – thanks to 2014 Living Legend, Paddy Kearney. While we can still spot the Cathedral’s spire on the city’s skyine, the Parish Centre was demolished in 2013 to make way […]