Martin McGuinness Responds to Sixth Form Pupils on Reimagining Reconciliation

mcguinnessI have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, Martin McGuinness Responds to Sixth Form Pupils – Reimagining Reconciliation for the Future.Read more...

Northern Ireland: My Entry in The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism

wileyblackwellI have written the entry for Northern Ireland in the new Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism (John Wiley and Sons Inc), edited by John Stone (Boston University), Rutledge Dennis (George Mason University), Polly Rizova (Willamette University), Anthony … Read more...

Church Unity Best Way to Honour Fr Gerry Reynolds’ Legacy: Story in Irish News

Irish news funeral storyI have a commentary on the legacy of Fr Gerry Reynolds, ‘Church Unity best way to Honour Legacy,’ accompanying the coverage of his funeral in today’s Irish News.

You can read it in full here.Read more...

Turning Strangers into Friends: Fr Gerry Reynolds Ecumenical Service

fr gerry 2Fr Gerry Reynolds devoted his life to overcoming the great divisions on the island of Ireland. But he himself lived his life as if those divisions did not exist.

Wednesday evening’s service of Ecumenical Celebration and Thanksgiving at Clonard Monastery … Read more...

Remembering the Life of Fr Gerry Reynolds: New Post on Slugger O’Toole

fr gerry 2I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, ‘Remembering the Life of Fr Gerry Reynolds,’ celebrating the life of the inspirational Redemptorist priest who worked for peace in Ireland.Read more...

Review of David Mitchell’s ‘Politics and Peace in Northern Ireland’ on Slugger O’Toole

davidmitchellI have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, a review of a new book by David Mitchell, ‘Politics and Peace in Northern Ireland: Political Parties and the Implementation of the 1998 Agreement.’ Read more...

What is National Reconciliation? New Post on Slugger O’Toole

ipsI have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, ‘What is National Reconciliation? Stephen Hopkins Analyses Sinn Fein’s Politics of Reconciliation.’Read more...

3 Mayors for all 4 Corners: New Post on Slugger O’Toole

3mayorsI have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole Blog: 3 Mayors for all 4 Corners – ‘The problem lies in the person who thinks the act of reconciliation is a sign of weakness.’ Read more...

Is Reconciliation a Realistic Response to Sectarianism? New Post on Slugger O’Toole

DSC06799I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog: ‘Is Reconciliation a Realistic Response to Sectarianism? Thoughts on the Journey Towards Healing Seminar on Sectarianism.’

The seminar featured Jim Gibney of Sinn Fein, journalist Alex Kane, and Fr Gary … Read more...

Journey Through Healing: Seminar on Sectarianism 22 January in Belfast

end sectarianismJourney Towards Healing has organised a seminar on ‘Sectarianism,’ set for 22 January from 7.oo-9.oo pm at the Balmoral Hotel (Blacks Road, Dunmurry) in Belfast.

On the island of Ireland sectarianism is something that just ‘hasn’t gone away, you know,’ … Read more...