The Politics of Conflict and Transformation: Northern Ireland in Comparative Perspective, a conference celebrating the work of Prof Jennifer Todd – 23 Nov, Register Now

I’m excited to be part of a one-day event, “The Politics of Conflict and Transformation: Northern Ireland in Comparative Perspective, a conference celebrating the work of Prof Jennifer Todd,” on Friday 23 November, 9.00 am- 7.00 pm at the Royal … Read more...

Review of Archbishop Eames’ Unfinished Search: New Post on Slugger

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, a review of Archbishop Robin Eames’ book Unfinished Search. I ask: Will another opportunity to address the past slip through our hands?… Read more...

Review of David Bolton’s ‘Conflict, Peace and Mental Health’

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.’Read more...

Jonathan Powell on Ending Conflicts – New Post on Slugger O’Toole

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.Read more...

Review of One Man, One God: The Peace Ministry of Fr Alec Reid, on Slugger O’Toole

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.Read more...

From Religious Illiteracy to Muslim Prayer Rooms – Exploring Religious Freedom in Northern Ireland

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.’

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Free Lunch & Discussion on ‘Radicalisation and Freedom of Religion on Campus and in the Community,’ 26 April at Queen’s

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. … Read more...

Bertie Ahern: Reflections on Peace in a Changed Ireland – New Post on Slugger O’Toole

bertie a qub 1I 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 … Read more...

Northern Ireland: My Entry in The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism

wileyblackwellI 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 … Read more...

Fr Charlie Burrows: To Win Peace you need “Boots on the Ground”

burrows2Today 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 … Read more...