Holy Cross Benedictine Monastery in Rostrevor, Co. Down is hosting a conference, ‘Parables of Communion: Journeying Together,’ to celebrate the Jubilee of the Catholic ecumenical journal, One in Christ. There’s an engaging programme of worship, prayer, speaking, reflection, and pilgrimage to sites such as Saul Church and Down Cathedral. The speaking programme features contributors from the […]
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog: ‘We need to encourage young people that this is a place they can build their future: Report on ‘Let them Speak’ from the 4 Corners Festival.
Last week I presented a paper, ‘Ireland as a Post-Catholic Religious Market? The Role of Extra-Institutional Religion,’ at a conference on ‘The Church in a Pluralist Society,’ hosted by the Loyola Institute in Trinity College Dublin. The talk was based on my latest book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity. The paper explored three claims […]
This week the Loyola Institute in Trinity College Dublin is hosting an international interdisciplinary conference on ‘The Role of Church in a Pluralist Society: Good Riddance or Good Influence?’ The speakers include Terry Eagleton, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Hans Joas, William Cavanaugh, and Siobhán Garrigan, among others. Yesterday Peter Steinfels delivered a keynote address on ‘The […]
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog about the Community Relations Award for Civic Leadership, which was this week presented to Fr Martin Magill and Rev Steve Stockman — friends and collaborators on the 4 Corners Festival. I focus on how they make relationships the foundation for Christian peacebuilding. Photo, l to […]
My 2014 book, The Deconstructed Church: Understanding Emerging Christianity, co-authored by Gerardo Marti, has been reviewed by Ralph Kunz of the University of Zurich in the academic journal Ecclesial Practices (2016, V3(1): 150-153). You can read the full review on academia.edu. I have reproduced some excerpts below. The Deconstructed Church Reviewed by Ralph Kunz In the basement of a pub […]
Today the blog features a new guest post from Fr Charlie Burrows, a priest with Oblate Mission Development, an office of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. He has served in Chilachap on Java’s southern coast for the past 40+ years, organizing a sustainable development program in the region which has included building roads, dykes, schools, a […]
On Sunday evening I spoke about my latest book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity, at Fitzroy Presbyterian. Despite the sunny summer weather I was delighted to see so many people turn out and ask such thoughtful questions. I have reproduced some excerpts from my talk below. You can read Rev Steve Stockman’s review of […]
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog about Bertie Ahern’s ‘Reflections on Peace in a Changed Ireland.’ It is based on Ahern’s closing lecture in the Spring Festival of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice at Queen’s yesterday evening.
Rev Steve Stockman, the minister at Fitzroy Presbyterian Church in Belfast, has reviewed my latest book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity. Writing on his blog Soul Surmise, he says: For 20 years I have watched, and wrestled pastorally and missionally with what I have seen, as the spiritual landscape of Ireland changed out […]
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, Arlene Foster on Women, Leadership and Peacebuilding.