DUP Election Broadcast: Will Looking Back Keep Northern Ireland Moving Forward?

image The Democratic Unionist Party has a lot to worry about in this election. Traditional Unionist Voice’s Jim Allister has been smelling blood ever since the DUP’s compromise with Sinn Fein. Especially in the conservative heartlands, the TUV cause may get … Read more...

Gerry Adams & Jesus: Forgiveness is the Core of the Gospel

image Gerry Adams’ presentation of a programme on the Channel 4 series ‘The Bible: A History,’ has provoked a flurry of comment and indignation on this morning’s radio phone-in shows and in the blogosphere.

The subject of Adams’ programme was ‘Jesus.’ … Read more...

Gerry Adams & Forgiveness: Alan McBride on the Channel 4 series ‘The Bible: A History’

image Tomorrow, Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams will be the featured guest on the Channel 4 series, ‘The Bible: A History.’ The series bills itself as, ‘the story of the most influential book ever written, interpreted by seven prominent figures from … Read more...

Marianne Elliott Book Review: When God Took Sides

image Marianne Elliott’s latest book, provocatively titled When God Took Sides: Religion and Identity in Ireland – Unfinished History, (Oxford University Press, 2009) describes how Catholics and Protestants in Ireland perceive each other – and explains why this matters so … Read more...

Northern Ireland Reconciliation – Those who [try to] forget their past are doomed to repeat it…

image Northern Ireland is dealing with its past every day – but usually not in a way that is helpful or constructive. That was the message from a panel discussion, ‘Can we Handle the Truth?’ that I attended on Saturday 30 … Read more...