‘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...

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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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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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...

New Post on Slugger – The Service of Reflection & Hope: An opportunity for the Church Leaders?

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, ‘The Service of Reflection & Hope: An Opportunity for the Church Leaders?’

Image: Detail of the two-light stained glass window W27 in the north wall of the chancel (second from … Read more...

A Review of ‘Evangelical Journeys’ – A Decade On

It has been more than a decade since Claire Mitchell and I published Evangelical Journeys: Choice and Change in a Northern Irish Religious Subculture (UCD Press, 2011).

I recently stumbled across a review of the book by Brutus Green in Read more...

Listening on the Twelfth: My Thought for the Day on BBC Radio Ulster

For the day that’s in it, my Thought for the Day on BBC Radio Ulster reflects on listening.

You can listen here, or read the text below.

Listening on the Twelfth

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Religion Media Centre Conversation on Post-Brexit Religious and Political Divide

Earlier this month I took part in a conversation organized by the Religion Media Centre on Northern Ireland’s Post-Brexit Religious and Political Divide.

Moderated by broadcaster William Crawley, the panel included:

  • Dr Eamon Phoenix – political historian and head of
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Publication of Glencree Journal on Dealing with the Legacy of Conflict …

A journal on ‘Dealing with the Legacy of Conflict in Northern Ireland through Engagement and Dialogue’ has been published by the Glencree Centre in conjunction with the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway and Ulster University.

Nicola Brady … Read more...