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Kevin Hargaden

Kevin Hargaden is social justice theologian for the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice. Originally from Kildare, he is an ordinand with the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.

 

Gillette and the thin skin epidemic

KEVIN HARGADEN :: The message of the Gillette ad is unexceptionable, but we should note that the company is driven by profit, not progress.

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Karl Barth 50 years on

KEVIN HARGADEN :: Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Karl Barth (as well as of Thomas Merton), one of the most important Christian voices of the last century.

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“Hans, are we the baddies?”

KEVIN HARGADEN :: There are nearly 10,000 people homeless in Ireland but a vast amount of property left idle. When activists try to do something, the only official response is strong-arm disruption and arrests. So who are the baddies?

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Reading the posters of the times

KEVIN HARGADEN :: The referendum campaign highlighted the persuasive power of experience and story. These are hugely important, but so too is a metaphysical sense of what it means to be human

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Getting under the skin of racism in Ireland

KEVIN HARGADEN :: We Irish have no right to imagine that racism is a problem just for other countries, particularly given the way we treat the Travelling Community

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The Church and #metoo

KEVIN HARGADEN :: In the last year a remarkable shift has begun in attitudes around sexual abuse that, while very difficult, demand the attention of Christians

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The ‘normalcy’ of homelessness

KEVIN HARGADEN :: The recent spate of harsh language around homelessness expresses a dangerous trend in our society. This is something Christians should be furious about.

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Grenfell and the Good Samaritan

KEVIN HARGADEN :: At the core of the tragedy of Grenfell Tower lies the chronic failure of a market-driven society to acknowledge the Gospel's radical call to hospitality and care.

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