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 – återigen’, or: ‘Tensions are increasing in Northern Ireland – Again.’ The full story is of […]
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.
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.
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, Arlene Foster on Women, Leadership and Peacebuilding.
Bertie Ahern and Arlene Foster are among the highlights at the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice’s Spring Festival of Events at Queen’s. Former Taoiseach Ahern speaks on ‘Reflections on Peace in a Changed Ireland’ on Tuesday 31 May, 5-7 pm; while First Minister Foster delivers the Harri Holkeri Lecture on […]
I have written the entry for Northern Ireland in the new Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism (John Wiley and Sons Inc), edited by John Stone (Boston University), Rutledge Dennis (George Mason University), Polly Rizova (Willamette University), Anthony Smith (London School of Economics), and Xiaoshuo Hou (St. Lawrence University). The short entry includes a brief […]
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, a review of a new book by David Mitchell, ‘Politics and Peace in Northern Ireland: Political Parties and the Implementation of the 1998 Agreement.’
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, ‘The Contested Identities of Ulster Protestants,’ edited by Burgess and Mulvenna, a book review.
I was a respondent to Dr Jenny Taylor’s Catherwood Lecture, ‘When Words Fail: Religious Literacy and Post-Multicultural Possibilities’ on Thursday evening. The Catherwood Lecture is an annual event organised by Contemporary Christianity. You can read my short summary of Taylor’s main points here, and my own remarks below. (I shortened remarks on the evening, so I […]
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole Blog: 3 Mayors for all 4 Corners – ‘The problem lies in the person who thinks the act of reconciliation is a sign of weakness.’
Previously I have shared reviews from academic journals of my book, co-authored with Claire Mitchell, Evangelical Journeys: Choice and Change in a Northern Irish Religious Subculture (UCD Press 2011). I have discovered another review, this one by Neil Southern, Senior Lecturer in Politics at Sheffield Hallam University, in the Journal of Contemporary Religion, 2013, V. […]