Fr Gerry Reynolds’ Anniversary & his 1994 Sermon on Forgiveness after the Ceasefires: New Post on Slugger

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog: Fr Gerry Reynolds’ Anniversary and his 1994 Sermon on Forgiveness after the Ceasefires.

The sermon is produced in full and linked to the theme of the 2019 4 Corners Festival, Read more...

How Churches are Missing their Opportunity – New Post on the Conversation

There is a new post on the Conversation, written by Prof John Brewer and me, ‘How Churches are Missing their Opportunity to help build Peace in Northern Ireland.’

The reflections are framed around tomorrow’s 20th anniversary of the Good Friday … Read more...

Blessed are the Peacemakers – New Post on Slugger O’Toole

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog about the Blessed are the Peacemakers event at the 4 Corners Festival, ‘On behalf of churches, let me say sorry for the times we said to victims, “you must forgive.”’ Read more...

‘The Loyalism of 1994-1998 Needs to be the Standard for the Present’: New Post on Slugger

 

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog about the first event in the 4 Corners Festival, ‘The Loyalism of 1994-1998 Needs to be the Standard for the Present.’

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‘… We have politics that is almost devoid of consistent Christian or gospel values, yet which is endorsed by thousands of Christian people’ – Rev Norman Hamilton

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, about Rev Norman Hamilton’s remarks at the prayer breakfast in advance of next month’s 4 Corners Festival (1-11 February).Read more...

Prayer for the 4 Corners Festival (1-11 Feb): Now. Here. This.

This morning, about 100 people from Belfast and beyond gathered in the Spectrum Centre on the Shankill for a prayer breakfast in advance of next month’s 4 Corners Festival (1-11 February).

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Fr Martin Magill on Féile an Phobail: Can’t Miss Events

Some readers of this blog may already be aware that two of the founders of the Four Corners Festival, Fr Martin Magill and Rev Steve Stockman, have begun a bi-weekly column in the Thursday edition of the Irish News. … Read more...

Review of One Man, One God: The Peace Ministry of Fr Alec Reid, on Slugger O’Toole

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, my review of One Man, One God: The Peace Ministry of Fr Alec Reid, by Martin McKeever.Read more...

Religion in Northern Ireland and the Elections: Commentary in ‘Dagen’, Sweden

I was interviewed by the Swedish newspaper ‘Dagen’ (which translates as ‘Day’) on religion and current issues in Northern Ireland, including the recent elections and the Brexit vote. The story was published with the headline, ‘Spänningarna ökar i Nordirland – … Read more...

Insights from ‘Ministry on a Wounded and Wonderful Island’ at the 4 Corners Festival

The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice hosted an event in the 4 Corners Festival, ‘Ministry on a Wounded and Wonderful Island,’ on Thursday 9 February.

Seminarians and young clergy from the Catholic, Church

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Caring for Carers? 4 Corners, Cliftonville FC & Rethinking Public Policy: New Post on Slugger O’Toole

Lord-MAyor-Cliftonville-1024x628I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog: Caring for Carers? 4 Corners, Cliftonville FC & Rethinking Public Policy

(Image sourced on 4 Corners Festival webpage. Front, left to right: Lord Mayor Brian Kingston, Rev Steve Stockman … Read more...