Who are we?


The Irish political landscape is changing. Over twenty years after the Good Friday agreement Northern Ireland continues to maintain peace and a certain level of stability. However, sectarian tensions and division remain. SoulSpace is a peace and reconciliation hub (based in Belfast) seeking to exemplify good community by looking after each-other, our neighbourhood, our communities and beyond.

We value people more than programmes, and so we are less concerned about maintaining institutional religion. Our aim is to champion peace and reconciliation and to play our part in helping to build a Nation of Neighbours.

What do we do?


There are a number of activities we are engaged with:

  • Offer SoulSpace Community Chaplaincy
  • Develop/Lead SoulSpace Gathering (journeying with people who feel they ‘don’t fit’ in church; the spiritual wanderers/refugees)- including our online gathering
  • Promote peace and reconciliation through various projects
  • Develop partnerships with other peace and reconciliation hubs
  • Champion Public Theology

Not everyone can make it along to our face to face gatherings, and so we have set-up a private Facebook online community too; a place where we can host a ‘virtual table’ providing space to gather, pray, reflect/study the Bible, have conversations together. Our online community is growing. You are welcome to plug into us!

Just hit this link and request to join.

Our Values

Hospitality and Creativity
Influence and Risk

Our Community Chaplain

Rev Karen Sethuraman

Karen Sethuraman is the first female Baptist Minister in Ireland and is currently Co-ordinator of SoulSpace. Her passion is peace and reconciliation/social justice and she is a champion of gender equality. She is the former Chaplain to two Belfast Lord Mayors. Karen is also currently studying for a PhD with the Centre for Anabaptist Studies, Bristol.

Our Volunteers

We couldn't do what we do without our wonderful volunteers