I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, Enniskillen 30 Years on: Geraldine Smyth on Forgiveness and Mercy in the Public Square.
There is a report on the Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine, USA) webpage about a public lecture I gave there last month, ‘How Some (But Only Some) Church Leaders Helped Build Peace in Northern Ireland.’ Bowdoin College is the alma mater of Senator George J Mitchell, who chaired the peace talks that produced the 1998 Good […]
On Wednesday, my contribution to Evangelical Alliance’s ‘500 Project’ will be published. The 500 Project is a series of blog posts marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and considering its legacy on the island of Ireland and beyond. My post will be titled, ‘John Calvin, Pray for Us: Fr Gerry Reynolds and the […]
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, a review of David Bolton’s ‘Conflict, Peace and Mental Health: Addressing the Consequences of Conflict Trauma in Northern Ireland.’
This month marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The 31st October is remembered as the day when Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the church door in Wittenberg, setting the wheels in motion for what would become a religious revolution that shaped the modern world. October will be a high point for debate […]
Next week I will be speaking at three different universities on the East Coast of the United States on ‘Religion and the Conflict in Northern Ireland: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?’ All the events are free and open to the public. My talk will evaluate various scholars and commentators perspectives on […]
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog: a report on Jonathan Powell in conversation with Richard English on ‘Ending Conflicts,’ at the Mitchell Institute, Queen’s University Belfast, 3 October.
I’m excited to be taking part in a conference on ‘Re-Imagining Difference: Being, Thinking and Practicing Beyond Essentialism’ tomorrow at the Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain (CRCPD) at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. The conference celebrates the five-year anniversary of CRCPD. I’ll be participating in a panel on ‘Conflict and Peacebuilding,’ […]
If you are looking for someone with something wise to say about faith and politics, you can’t go wrong with Rev Dr Johnston McMaster. McMaster, a Methodist minister and popular author who worked for many years in adult education for the Irish School of Ecumenics, will be the speaker at the Agape’s Centre’s series ‘Thinking […]
I have a post on LSE’s Religion and the Public Sphere blog, ‘How Evangelical Religion Contributed to Peace in Northern Ireland – and What we can Learn from it.’
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, my review of One Man, One God: The Peace Ministry of Fr Alec Reid, by Martin McKeever.