‘The March Is Not Ended’: ‘Church’ Confronting the State over the Zimbabwean Crisis by Molly Manyonganise: article published in special issue

Another article has been published in the special issue of the open-access journal Religions on ‘Religious Conflict and Peacebuilding: Advances in the Field’, co-edited by Joram Tarusarira and me. 

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On Fr Gerry Reynolds and the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (18-25 January) was always important for Fr Gerry Reynolds (d. 2015). My biography of Fr Gerry, Unity Pilgrim, recounts a number of events during Weeks of Prayer for Christian Unity in Belfast, … Read more...

Online Launch 27 January: The Oxford Handbook of Religion & Europe

The new Oxford Handbook of Religion and Europe (2022), edited by Grace Davie and Lucian Leustean, will be launched online on 27 January at 4 pm (GMT) from Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.

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Presbyterians, Forgiveness, and Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland: article published in special issue

‘Presbyterians, Forgiveness, and Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland: Towards Gracious Remembering,’ by Jamie Yohanis and me, has been published in a special issue of Religions, co-edited by Joram Tarusarira and me. 

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Reflections on Angela Merkel’s Legacy: My Thought for the Day on Radio Ulster

Today, Olaf Scholz becomes Germany’s new Chancellor. Last month, I reflected on the legacy of outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s on BBC Radio Ulster’s Thought for the Day.

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Religion and the Study of Peace: Practice without Reflection by Atalia Omer – first article published in special issue

I’m pleased to share the publication of a stimulating new article, ‘Religion and the Study of Peace: Practice without Reflection’, by Atalia Omer, in a special issue of Religions, co-edited by Joram Tarusarira (University of Groningen) and me.

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The Challenge of Climate Change: My Thought for the Day on Radio Ulster

My Thought for the Day on BBC Radio Ulster reflects on the challenge of climate change, in light of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which is taking place in Glasgow for the next two weeks.

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My review of Crawford Gribben’s ‘The Rise and Fall of Christian Ireland’, on Slugger

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, my review of Crawford Gribben’s excellent new book, The Rise and Fall of Christian Ireland (Oxford, 2021).Read more...