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Kevin Hargaden

Kevin Hargaden leads the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, where he works as a Social Theologian. Originally from Kildare, he is an elder at Lucan 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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