I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog: ‘The Legacy of Irish Missionaries Lives On: Book by Matt Moran – the Irish Tradition of ‘Social Justice as Faith’?
Yesterday I was interviewed on Newstalk FM about my latest book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity. You can listen to the full interview (about 12 minutes) below, where host Sean Moncrieff asks some wide-ranging questions. I explain what I mean by post-Catholic, characterising it as a shift in consciousness in which the […]
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, ‘Hunger Striking as Political Resistance: Then & Now.’ It reviews a panel discussion on hunger striking at Queen’s Institute for Conflict Transformation and Social Justice’s Spring Festival of Events, which featured republican hunger strikers and ex-prisoners Tommy McKearney and Laurence McKeown.
My latest book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity (Oxford 2016) was launched Tuesday at the Irish School of Ecumenics (ISE), Trinity College Dublin, with an ‘author meets critics’ session. Brian Conway (NUI Maynooth), Siobhán Garrigan (Loyola Institute, TCD), and Patrick Mitchel (Belfast Bible College) formed the panel. The book was […]
Canon Giles Fraser will speak on ‘Refugees: An Old Testament Perspective’ on Friday 22 April at 7.30pm at St George’s, Belfast. The lecture is part of St George’s Bicentenary Celebrations, 2013-2016. Fraser was formerly Canon at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, where he welcomed the Occupy protesters and invited them to attend Sunday worship. He is now […]
I’m delighted to announce that the launch of my new book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity (Oxford, 2016) will be marked with an Author Meets Critics session at the Irish School of Ecumenics in Dublin on 12 April at 6 pm. I’m looking forward to hearing what the readers have to say about the […]
Last night I took part in an event, ‘The Past is a Moving Picture: Screening of the film Up Standing: Stories of Courage from Northern Ireland,’ in Imagine: the Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics. I was asked for a short reflection on the film, which I’ve reproduced below. While the most powerful part of the night was […]
In the Catholic liturgical calendar, the gospel reading this past Sunday was the parable of the prodigal son. This parable is so well-known, and its meaning so widely assumed, that I suspect many find it difficult to hear the story with fresh and attentive ears. That’s why I so appreciated Kester Brewin’s alternative reading of […]
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, a review of a book by Michael McRay, Where the River Bends: Considering Forgiveness in the Lives of Prisoners.
Imagine, Belfast’s Festival of Ideas and Politics (14-20 March), is back for a second year with a range of events to get people thinking and talking. I’m excited to be taking part in an event, ‘The Past is a Moving Picture: Screening of the film Up Standing: Stories of Courage from Northern Ireland,’ on Tuesday […]
I 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