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.’
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.
The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice’s Spring Festival of Conflict Transformation opened yesterday (26 April) with a panel discussion on ‘Radicalisation and Religious Freedom on Campus and in the Community.’ The full festival programme can be found here. I organised and chaired the panel. The idea for the event was […]
In March 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that employers could ban staff from wearing religious and political symbols. This ruling highlights how fears of religious radicalisation and threats to religious freedom are common across Europe. The ruling also raises questions about discrimination against Muslim women in particular. The Senator George […]
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 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 […]
Today the blog features a new guest post from Fr Charlie Burrows, a priest with Oblate Mission Development, an office of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. He has served in Chilachap on Java’s southern coast for the past 40 years, spearheading a sustainable development programme in the region which has included building roads, dykes, schools, a […]
Terry Waite, who is best known for being held hostage for five years by the Islamic Jihad Organisation (between 1987-1991), was a keynote speaker at Friday’s Irish Churches Peace Project (ICPP) conference on ‘Faithful Peacebuilding’ at the Hilton in Templepatrick. Waite served as a special envoy for the Archbishop of Canterbury and negotiated the release […]
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog: Joseph Ruane on Ireland’s Crisis: North-South Intersections – from the Taming of the Celtic Tiger to the Rise of Sinn Fein in the Republic.
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, ‘Lord Bew on the Prospects for Dealing with the Past.’