Response to ‘The Signs of Our Times’ in A Dialogue of Hope: Christianity Meets Civic Republicanism?

On Friday I had the opportunity to respond to the opening chapter in a new book edited by Fr Gerry O’Hanlon SJ, A Dialogue of Hope: Critical Thinking for Critical Times (Messenger Publications, 2017). There was a discussion workshop about Read more...

Dialogue between the Religious and the Secular: ‘Hope in Turbulent Times’ Workshop, 23 March in Queen’s

I’ll be participating in a workshop on ‘Hope in Turbulent Times’ on Friday 23 March, 11 am- 5 pm, in the Old Staff Common Room at Queen’s University Belfast. The workshop hopes to promote ‘constructive engagement and dialogue between secularists … Read more...

Bertie Ahern: Reflections on Peace in a Changed Ireland – New Post on Slugger O’Toole

bertie a qub 1I 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 … Read more...

Politics for the Next Generation? New Post on Slugger O’Toole

4cornersstudents2I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, ‘Politics for the Next Generation? Pupils’ Visions for the Future at the 4 Corners Festival.’ 

Photo by Elizabeth Hanna… Read more...

Compromise after Conflict Web Resource – New Post on Slugger O’Toole

Victims-SurvivorsI have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog about the launch of the Compromise after Conflict research project’s web resource. The project was based at Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Aberdeen and compared Northern Ireland, South … Read more...

Review of Belfast: Toward a City Without Walls by Vicky Cosstick – New Post on Slugger O’Toole

cosstickcoverI have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, a review of a new book by Vicky Cosstick, Belfast: Toward a City Without Walls. Read more...

Response to Dr Jenny Taylor’s Catherwood Lecture, ‘When Words Fail …’

catherwood2015I 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 Read more...

Catherwood Lecture in Public Theology on Thursday: Jenny Taylor on Religious Literacy & Post-Multicultural Possibilities

JTaylorContemporary Christianity’s annual Catherwood Lecture in Public Theology will take place Thursday 16 April at 8 pm (7.30 for tea and coffee) at the Agape Centre, 238 Lisburn Road in Belfast.

Dr Jenny Taylor,  a cultural analyst, journalist, author and Read more...

Rev Dr Johnston McMaster on ‘Faith as a Social Ethic in a Divided Society’ at the Irish Churches Peace Project Conference

image.pngRev Dr Johnston McMaster, who works on the Junction’s ‘Ethical and Shared Remembering’ project, spoke on ‘Faith as a Social Ethic in a Divided Society,’ Friday at the Irish Churches Peace Project (ICPP) ‘Faithful Peacebuilding’ conference at the Hilton in … Read more...

Remembering, Forgiving & Forgetting at Queen’s, 24 Oct: New Post on Slugger O’Toole

mcbride&mcavoyI have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog about the ‘Remembering, Forgiving and Forgetting’ civic conversation to be held at Queen’s on 24 October. It draws on the remarks of Alan McBride from WAVE and Kieran McAvoy of Read more...