On the Significance of Religion for Global Diplomacy

On the Significance of Religion for Global Diplomacy

In this ground-breaking volume it is argued that international organisations, backed by governments, can and should use their convening power to initiate new, multi-layered frameworks of engagement. Engaging the religions within a culture of dialogue or encounter can transform our understanding of effective action and give us the courage to undertake the difficult journey into the future in shared hope.

The book is divided into an introduction and six chapters

  • Towards a culture of encounter inclusive of the world’s religious traditions
  • Structural questions in 21st-century diplomacy
  • Knowing what we ought to know: the issues that face 21st-century diplomacy
  • Towards the global objective of a common peace for humanity
  • Understanding how change happens
  • The diplomacy of the two standards
  • The development of new frameworks of engagement

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Book about the launch of the Centre entitled 'Real Vision and Real Values'

Rapid Evidence Assessment Report on 'The young offenders: reducing reoffending rates among young adult offenders aged 18-24 years in Ireland' by Rebecca Gorman, Diarmuid Hanley, Brigitta Lannen, and Luke Quinlan

Rapid Evidence Assessment Report on 'Fines or prison – key issues in public policy' by Richard Gow, Paula Williams, Morvarid Salehi, Vand Shehni, and Roger Harrington


Rapid Evidence Assessment Report on 'Ireland mobilise social care community networks' by Aidah Munissi, Alexandra Hernon, and Thomas Redmond.

Rapid Evidence Assessment Report on 'Addressing loneliness and social connectedness to improve the health and wellbeing of people over 65 years on the Island of Ireland' by Niamh Randall, Natasha Handunka, and Stephen Dredge. 

Article, 'It’s time to talk' As the Pope calls for negotiations to end the war in Ukraine, a former Irish diplomat considers what steps could be taken towards peace, by Philip McDonagh

Address by Philip McDonagh 'Pathways To Positive Change' on 12th October 2022 to the Plenary Assembly of COMECE, the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union

Reflections by Philip McDonagh on the historical vision of Benedict XVI in Teologia Polityczna. The article, originally written in English can be accessed here