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 […]
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 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.
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.