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Rev Ken Newell’s Captured by a Vision: New Post on Slugger O’Toole

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, a review of Rev Ken Newell’s book, ‘Captured by a Vision.’  Newell, a former minister at Fitzroy Presbyterian in Belfast, is best-known for his ecumenical peacemaking during the Troubles. Newell partnered with his friend the late Fr Gerry Reynolds of Clonard Monastery, and a group […]

Captured by a Vision at the 4 Corners Festival – New Post on Slugger O’Toole

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, ‘Captured by a Vision at the 4 Corners Festival,’ based on the Rev Ken Newell’s reading from his memoirs. 

Festivals of Reconciliation? Opportunities for Uncomfortable Conversations

This weekend sees the start of two festivals – one well-established and one brand-new – which feature a variety of discussions, talks and events related to reconciliation on this island. West Belfast’s long running Féile an Phobail and the first-time Aperture Festival at Corrymeela in Ballycastle provide plenty of opportunities to reflect and debate on […]

Religion in Scotland Conference in Belfast, 28-29 May

The Scottish Religious Cultures Network will host a conference in Belfast on ‘Religion in Scotland: At Home and Abroad,’ 28-29 May at Queen’s University. The conference features a range of keynote addresses and panels by academics from a variety of fields. Unlike many academic conferences, it is free and open to the public. Locals may […]

Faith and Politics at Imagine 2015: The Festival of Ideas and Politics

Belfast has a brand-new festival, and I’m excited to be participating in one of its events: a discussion panel on ‘Faith and Politics’ on Thursday 12 March, 7-9 pm, at the Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts. The new festival, ‘Imagine Belfast: The Festival of Ideas and Politics,’ runs 9-15 March and features lectures, panel […]

Scottish Religious Cultures Network Conference 28-29 May at Queen’s

The Scottish Religious Cultures Network will host a conference on ‘Scotland’s Religious Traditions at Home and Abroad,’ 28–29 May 2015 at Queen’s University Belfast. The conference also will include an emphasis on religion in Ulster. The conference is open to papers on any aspect of religion in Scotland, but the organisers are particularly interested in […]

Evangelical Journeys Reviewed in the Journal of Contemporary Religion

Previously I have shared reviews from academic journals of my book, co-authored with Claire Mitchell, Evangelical Journeys: Choice and Change in a Northern Irish Religious Subculture (UCD Press 2011). I have discovered another review, this one by Neil Southern, Senior Lecturer in Politics at Sheffield Hallam University, in the Journal of Contemporary Religion, 2013, V. […]

Course on Remembering a Decade of Change and Violence in Ireland with McMaster and Higgins Starts 21 October

I have a post on the Slugger O’Toole blog about an education and training programme delivered by Rev Dr Johnston McMaster and Dr Cathy Higgins, ‘Remembering a Decade of Change and Violence in Ireland, 1912-1922,’ that will run for seven Tuesday evenings between 6.00-9.30 pm. For more information, visit Slugger.