Continuing Education Course on Ethical Remembering: Acknowledging the Decade of Change & Violence, 1912-1922 Begins 19 January

imageA six-week continuing education course on ‘Ethical Remembering: Acknowledging the Decade of Change & Violence, 1912-1922,’ begins next week at the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin at Belfast. More information can be found in my post on the Read more...

Nuala O’Loan Launches New Master’s in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation at TCD at Belfast

imageBaroness Nuala O’Loan spoke on the importance of studying conflict resolution and reconciliation at yesterday’s launch of my School’s – Trinity College Dublin at Belfast’s (the Irish School of Ecumenics) – new master’s (M.Phil.) programme in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation.… Read more...

Nuala O’Loan to Launch New Master’s in Conflict Resolution & Reconciliation

Why not consider studying for a Master’s in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation? Courses are based at our Belfast campus and they are open to people of all ages and backgrounds.Interested? Click here now to find out more...Baronness Nuala O’Loan, DBE, will launch my school’s new Master’s (M.Phil.) programme in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation on Thursday 21 October 2010 from 4.45-6.00 p.m. at Trinity College Dublin at Belfast, located at 683 Antrim Road.

We are excited about … Read more...

McCluskey Civil Rights Summer School: Was the ‘Armed Struggle’ Justified?

Danny MorrisonHow might the civil rights campaign in Northern Ireland have developed, had there been no ‘armed struggle?’

That was the theme of the first session of the McCluskey Civil Rights Summer School, held on Saturday 28 August at the Heritage … Read more...

Gay Rights and the Growth of Conservative Evangelical Christianity

image It has become a familiar debate in the media, not least on BBC Radio Ulster. Last week, when filling in on the Stephen Nolan show, William Crawley moderated a conversation about civil partnerships for people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual … Read more...

The Europeanization of Party Politics in Ireland, Book Launch – Has the EU Encouraged Reconciliatory Politics?

imageQueen’s University recently hosted the launch of a new book edited by Dr Katy Hayward (Queen’s) and Dr Mary Murphy (University College Cork), The Europeanization of Party Politics in Ireland: North and South (Routledge, 2010). At the launch, some of … Read more...

The Irish Catholic Church & the Civil Partnerships Bill: What’s ‘Morally Wrong?’

image Why are the Irish Catholic bishops complaining about the Civil Partnerships Bill, which is being debated this week in the Dáil?

The bishops’ criticisms have not been welcomed by government ministers, who say they have taken great pains to make … Read more...

Norman Hamilton Takes Presbyterian Post: Moderating a Shared Future?

image Norman Hamilton was installed as the new moderator last night at the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. A pastor for the past 22 years at Ballysillan Presbyterian, in a tough part of north Belfast, Hamilton can speak … Read more...