Author: Michael Nugent

Are atheists fully human yet?

23 March is international Atheist Day. By coincidence, on this day ten years ago, Jane Donnelly and I were at a conference in Ireland at which two Catholic theologians said that atheists are not fully human. Prof Gavin D’Costa, a Catholic theologian from the University of Bristol, said religious revelation tells us what being fully […]

The making of ‘Debutante’ and the power of film

‘Debutante’, a short Irish film about religious control and coming-of-age, has had a wonderful reaction since it was completed last year. It won Best Irish Fiction Short at the Kerry International Film Festival, and has three nominations for the Richard Harris International Film Festival. In ‘Debutante’, Meg’s simple life revolves around her duties as a Jehovah’s […]

Penalty kicks and racist abuse

Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka are football heroes who should be celebrated. They have represented their country at the highest level while still in their teens. They now face abuse that is absurd in its ignorance about football, and abhorrent in its expression of racism.

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