New Book – Dissonant Voices: Faith and the Irish Diaspora

Dissonant Voices: Faith and the Irish Diaspora

Edited by Conn Mac Gabhann

Dissonant Voices: Faith and the Irish Diaspora is a collection of essays – history, theology and personal reflection – on aspects of the Irish Church within an international context from the Seventh Century to the Twenty First Century. The collection illuminates alternative, often radical and yet, thoroughly orthodox perspectives within the Irish Church, past and present.

Contributors

Fr Des Wilson, Social justice activist and author of An End to Silence

Dr Oliver Rafferty SJ, Professor in History and Irish Studies at Boston College and editor of Irish Catholic Identities

Msgr Raymond Murray, Human rights activist and author of SAS in Ireland

Dr Peter Smith, Reader in Irish at Ulster University and author of Politics and Land in Early Ireland

Fr Joe McVeigh, Human rights activist and author of A Wounded Church

Dr Éamonn Ó Ciardha,Senior Lecturer at Ulster University and author of Ireland and the Jacobite Cause, 1685-1766

Fr Gerry McFlynn, Manager of the Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas based in London

Fr Séamus Ó Fógartaigh, Social justice activist and author of Liberation and Development: A Latin-American Perspective

(Detailed biographies are included in the book)

Editor: Conn Mac Gabhann is from Tyrone. He has worked on behalf of victims and survivors of state violence with Fírinne in Fermanagh and also with the Irish language group Pobal Mhuileann an tSiáin. Since 2010, he has worked with the Irish Chaplaincy in Britain primarily as a researcher working on issues affecting Irish people within the justice system in England and Wales. Conn has a BA in Philosophy and Theology from Oxford and holds a PhD in Political Theology from Ulster University.

Publisher: Dissonant Voices is published by the Institute for Theological Partnerships Publishing (ITPP). It is part of the Liberating Theology Series. This series aims to offer different ways of engaging with theology in order to explore emerging models and outcomes. The General Editor is Prof Lisa Isherwood, University of Winchester.

Available: Dissonant Voices: Faith and the Irish Diaspora, edited by Conn Mac Gabhann, (ISBN 978-1-908532-05-3) Copyright © 2015 Institute for Theological Partnerships Publishing, available from Winchester University Online Store for £10 at: http://bit.ly/1PjJrcE

Further information available from Joanna Wilson: TheologicalPartnerships@winchester.ac.uk and (+44) 01962 826421