Book Review: KS Moody’s Radical Theology and Emerging Christianity – A Must-Read

If you are interested in the Emerging Church Movement (ECM) and haven’t yet had a chance to read Katharine Sarah Moody’s Radical Theology and Emerging Christianity: Deconstruction, Materialism and Religious Practices (Ashgate, 2015), you should definitely add it to your … Read more...

Review of Matt Moran’s The Legacy of Irish Missionaries Lives On: New Post on Slugger O’Toole

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog: ‘The Legacy of Irish Missionaries Lives On: Book by Matt Moran – the Irish Tradition of ‘Social Justice as Faith’?Read more...

My New Book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland, on Newstalk with Sean Moncrieff

TransformingPostCatholicCoverYesterday I was interviewed on Newstalk FM about my latest book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity.

You can listen to the full interview (about 12 minutes) below, where host Sean Moncrieff asks some wide-ranging questions.

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Hunger Striking as Political Resistance: Then & Now – New Post on Slugger O’Toole

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, ‘Hunger Striking as Political Resistance: Then & Now.’ It reviews a panel discussion on hunger striking at Queen’s Institute for Conflict Transformation and Social Justice’s Spring Festival of Events, which … Read more...

Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland – Author Meets Critics Session

linda&gladysMy latest book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity (Oxford 2016) was launched Tuesday at the Irish School of Ecumenics (ISE), Trinity College Dublin, with an ‘author meets critics’ session.

 

 

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Canon Giles Fraser to Speak on Refugees at St George’s, Belfast, 22 April

frasertwitterCanon Giles Fraser will speak on ‘Refugees: An Old Testament Perspective’ on Friday 22 April at 7.30pm at St George’s, Belfast. The lecture is part of St George’s Bicentenary Celebrations, 2013-2016.

Fraser was formerly Canon at St Paul’s Cathedral in … Read more...

Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Book Launch and Author Meets Critics Session on 12 April in Dublin

TransformingPostCatholicCoverI’m delighted to announce that the launch of my new book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity (Oxford, 2016) will be marked with an Author Meets Critics session at the Irish School of Ecumenics in Dublin on 12 … Read more...

Reflection on Up Standing: Stories of Courage from Northern Ireland

imagineLast night I took part in an event, ‘The Past is a Moving Picture: Screening of the film Up Standing: Stories of Courage from Northern Ireland,’ in Imagine: the Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics.

I was asked for Read more...

A Fresh Listen to the Parable of the Prodigal Son: The Rostrevor Benedictines, the Prodigal Girl, and Acknowledging the Abuses in the Catholic Church in Ireland

holycrossIn the Catholic liturgical calendar, the gospel reading this past Sunday was the parable of the prodigal son. This parable is so well-known, and its meaning so widely assumed, that I suspect many find it difficult to hear the story … Read more...

Review of Where the River Bends – Forgiveness in the Lives of Prisoners by Michael McRay: New Post on Slugger

McRayRiverI have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, a review of a book by Michael McRay, Where the River Bends: Considering Forgiveness in the Lives of Prisoners. Read more...

Upstanding – I’ll be Discussing a Film about Courage during the Troubles at the Festival of Ideas and Politics

imagineImagine, Belfast’s Festival of Ideas and Politics (14-20 March), is back for a second year with a range of events to get people thinking and talking.

I’m excited to be taking part in an event, ‘The Past is a Moving Read more...