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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.

 

Pandemic populism

The Irish government's recent failures to put the common good before private interest in managing the pandemic display a brand of populist thinking.

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Just war is just gone

KEVIN HARGADEN :: 'Fratelli tutti' takes a firm stance on "Christological non-violence" and casts doubt on the theological viability of just-war theory.

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Evil: the label and the reality

KEVIN HARGADEN :: The murder of Ana Kriegel and the rush to demonise the teenage murderers raises profound questions about the way we use the term 'evil'.

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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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