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.
Outside the walls

April 15, 2024

KEVIN HARGADEN :: It is impossible for Christians to seriously consider the cross of Christ without condemning and opposing the genocide in Gaza.

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Fighting war with peace

March 11, 2022

KEVIN HARGADEN :: Killing Russians might stop the war, but it can’t make the peace. Non-violent resistance is often effective – and always true.

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Rocketing to nowhere

July 27, 2021

KEVIN HARGADEN :: Jeff Bezos's latest 'flight of fancy' is just the most recent expression of the crazy consequences of neoliberal individualism

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Nuclear conversions

June 14, 2021

KEVIN HARGADEN :: Environmentalism which suggests that we need to repair our relationship with nuclear power if we want to avoid a climate catastrophe is ethically wrong

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Vaccines and the common good

May 11, 2021

KEVIN HARGADEN :: Suspending patent rights to enable access to vaccines worldwide merits support – much better than leaving things in the hands of market-driven philanthropists

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Pandemic populism

January 21, 2021

KEVIN HARGADEN :: 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

October 19, 2020

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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The weakened immunity of an individualistic society

March 13, 2020

KEVIN HARGADEN :: The coronavirus shows the catastrophic nature of society growing in interconnectivity without corresponding growth in solidarity

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How do we think theologically about general elections?

January 29, 2020

KEVIN HARGADEN :: Elections are a serious business, even if experience leaves us with reduced expectations

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Evil: the label and the reality

November 11, 2019

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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