I was interviewed by the Swedish newspaper ‘Dagen’ (which translates as ‘Day’) on religion and current issues in Northern Ireland, including the recent elections and the Brexit vote. The story was published with the headline, ‘Spänningarna ökar i Nordirland – återigen’, or: ‘Tensions are increasing in Northern Ireland – Again.’ The full story is of […]
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog: ‘We need to encourage young people that this is a place they can build their future: Report on ‘Let them Speak’ from the 4 Corners Festival.
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog about Bertie Ahern’s ‘Reflections on Peace in a Changed Ireland.’ It is based on Ahern’s closing lecture in the Spring Festival of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice at Queen’s yesterday evening.
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.
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, Martin McGuinness Responds to Sixth Form Pupils – Reimagining Reconciliation for the Future.
I have written the entry for Northern Ireland in the new Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism (John Wiley and Sons Inc), edited by John Stone (Boston University), Rutledge Dennis (George Mason University), Polly Rizova (Willamette University), Anthony Smith (London School of Economics), and Xiaoshuo Hou (St. Lawrence University). The short entry includes a brief […]
I have a commentary on the legacy of Fr Gerry Reynolds, ‘Church Unity best way to Honour Legacy,’ accompanying the coverage of his funeral in today’s Irish News. You can read it in full here.
Fr Gerry Reynolds devoted his life to overcoming the great divisions on the island of Ireland. But he himself lived his life as if those divisions did not exist. Wednesday evening’s service of Ecumenical Celebration and Thanksgiving at Clonard Monastery in Belfast embodied the undivided church that was for Fr Gerry both a vision and […]
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, ‘Remembering the Life of Fr Gerry Reynolds,’ celebrating the life of the inspirational Redemptorist priest who worked for peace in Ireland.
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, a review of a new book by David Mitchell, ‘Politics and Peace in Northern Ireland: Political Parties and the Implementation of the 1998 Agreement.’
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, ‘What is National Reconciliation? Stephen Hopkins Analyses Sinn Fein’s Politics of Reconciliation.’