‘Nones’ in Ireland, North and South: Has the End of Ethno-Religious Violence and Institutional Abuse Contributed to the Rise of ‘No Religion’?

I presented a paper today on “‘Nones’ in Ireland, North and South: Has the End of Ethno-Religious Violence and Institutional Abuse Contributed to the Rise of ‘No Religion’?” It was part of a workshop on “ ‘Nones’ in selected Read more...

Workshop on Nones in Selected Countries, Muenster, 4-5 May

I’m in Muenster today and tomorrow for a workshop on ‘Nones’ in selected countries in Western and Eastern Europe and the US: A Comparison. It’s hosted by the ‘Religion and Politics’ Cluster of Excellence at Muenster University.

I’m presenting my … Read more...

Do the Churches have a Place in a Post-Catholic Ireland? Keynote at ICC’s AGM

I was the keynote speaker at today’s Annual General Meeting of the Irish Council of Churches (ICC) at Belfast Central Mission. My address was titled, ‘Do the Churches have a Place in a Post-Catholic Ireland? The Sociological Reasons for Hope.’… Read more...

Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland Reviewed in Reviews in Religion & Theology by Vladimir Kmec

My latest book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernityhas been reviewed by Vladimir Kmec in the academic journal Reviews in Religion and Theology (January 2017, 24(1), pp. 98-101).

Kmec is a Government of Ireland Post Doctoral … Read more...

Is the Catholic Church Losing the Irish People? New Post on Slugger O’Toole

flanneryI have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog: Is the Catholic Church Losing the Irish People? Reflections on Tony Flannery & the Church of England.Read more...