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Cathy Higgins

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Cathy Higgins (BA, Queens University, Belfast; MA, Winchester University; MPhil, Trinity College Dublin; D Min, San Francisco Theological Seminary).

Dr Cathy Higgins was a Lecturer on the Education for Reconciliation Programme from 1996-2012 with the Irish School of Ecumenics. In that capacity she developed the Women and Peacebuilding Programme.

Co-designer and Educator with Dr. Johnston McMaster of the Ethical and Shared Remembering Project: Remembering a Decade of Change and Violence in Ireland 1912-1922 with the Junction Derry/Londonderry from 2012-2016.

Designer and Educator on the Liberation from Patriarchy for Gender Justice Programme with the Junction 2016-2019.

Lecturer on the Dynamics of Reconciliation Module at the Irish School of Ecumenics, Belfast.


Doing Community Theology: Reflection on Education for Reconciliation, (Dublin: Irish School of Ecumenics, 2012) Co-authored with Johnston McMaster

Signing The Covenant But Which One? (Derry/Londonderry: Yes Publications, 2012) Co-authored with Johnston McMaster

Ethical and Shared Remembering Project Remembering a Decade of Change and Violence 1912-1922 Resource Manual, (Derry/Londonderry: Yes Publications, 2013) Co-authored with Johnston McMaster

Churches in Exile: Alternative Models of Church for Ireland in the 21st Century, (Dublin: Columba Press, 2013)

Profiling Irish Women: Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries (Derry/Londonderry: The Junction, 2014)

War and Memory, (Derry/Londonderry: The Junction, 2014) Co-authored with Johnston McMaster

Ethics and the Easter Rising: Remembering 1916, (Derry/Londonderry: The Junction, 2015) Co-authored with Johnston McMaster

“A Poetic Critique of Patriarchy: Sophocles and Seamus Heaney”, in John O'Grady, Cathy Higgins and Jude Lal Fernando, Eds, Mining Truths: Festschrift in Honour of Geraldine Smyth OP - Ecumenical Theologian and Peacebuilder, (Sankt Ottilien: EOS, 2015)

Liberation from Patriarchy for Gender Justice Education and Training Programme, (Derry/Londonderry: The Junction, 2018)

The Stories We Tell: Re-imagining Human Relations, (Derry/Londonderry: The Junction, 2019)

“Engaging the root causes of past violence in Ireland: Ethical education for liberation”, in Sean Byrne, Thomas Matyόk, Imani Michelle Scott, and Jessica Senehi, Eds, (Routledge Companion to Peace and Conflict Studies, London: Routledge, 2020) Co-authored with Johnston McMaster

Her-Story: The Journey of Liberation from Patriarchal Ethics, Derry/Londonderry: The Junction, (forthcoming)