Voices Pope Francis will not Hear – 20 August at TCD

The Trinity College Dublin School of Religion will host the Wijngaards Institute for a panel discussion on the occasion of Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland, VOICES POPE FRANCIS WILL NOT HEAR, on Monday 20 August in the Trinity School of … Read more...

The End of Catholic Ireland? Festival of Social Sciences Discussion 6 Nov

I will be speaking at an event at the ESRC Festival of Social Science, ‘The End of Catholic Ireland?’ on Tues 6 Nov at the Dark Horse in Belfast. The event is organised by the Slugger O’Toole blog. Historian Margaret … Read more...

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...

Is the Catholic Church Losing the Irish People? New Post on Slugger O’Toole

flanneryI have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog: Is the Catholic Church Losing the Irish People? Reflections on Tony Flannery & the Church of England.Read more...

Martin McGuinness Responds to Sixth Form Pupils on Reimagining Reconciliation

mcguinnessI have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, Martin McGuinness Responds to Sixth Form Pupils – Reimagining Reconciliation for the Future.Read more...

Review of Padraig O Tuama’s ‘In the Shelter’: New Post on Slugger O’Toole

in the shelterI have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog: Nourishing Reading for the Season: Pádraig Ó Tuama’s ‘In the Shelter: Finding a Home in the World.’Read more...

SSSR’s Distinguished Book Award for The Deconstructed Church

DSC00307I’m pleased to share that my latest book, co-authored with Gerardo Marti, The Deconstructed Church: Understanding Emerging Christianity (Oxford, 2014) has been awarded the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion’s 2015 Distinguished Book Award. The announcement was made at … Read more...

Review of Religion in Times of Crisis in Numen, by Chaminda Weerawardhana

chaminda with editorsA book I co-edited with Heidemarie Winkel and Christophe Monnot, Religion in Times of Crisis (Brill 2014), has been reviewed in Numen (Vol 62, pp. 484-486, 2015) by Chaminda Weerawardhana from Queen’s University Belfast.

Weerawardhana also spoke at the launch … Read more...