Ordained to ministry Church of Scotland. Assistant minister St. Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen, 1972-1974. J.K.L. lecturer in systemic theology Irish School Ecumenics, Dublin, Ireland, since 1974, dean of studies, since 1987, director Irish School Ecumenics, since 1990.
Consultant on human rights British Council Churches, London, since 1978, Irish Council Churches, Belfast, Northern Ireland, since 1978. Member Irish and British Churches Advisory Group on Human Rights and Responsibility, London, 1985-1987. Consultant Reformed Roman Catholic International Commission, Venice since 1986.
Author: A Man Alone, 1987. Co-author: Punishment and Imprisonment, 1985. Editor: Understanding Human Rights, 1980, Reconciling Memories, 1988.
Co-editor: Freedom to Hope?, 1985. Contributor articles to professional publications Member Irish Theological Association (vice president 1977-1979), Societas Oecumenica (president 1986-1990).