Are We Forgetting Something?
'Romantic Ireland's dead and gone, it's with O'Leary in the grave', was the poet's cry a century ago. On the cusp of the third millennium many people fear the death of the Irish sense of community. The concept of a caring society seems well-buried in the selfishness of consumerism and mé-féinism encouraged by the phenomenon of the Celtic Tiger.
These were the concerns that inspired Fr. Harry Bohan to organise a conference on the thems 'Are We Forgetting Something? Our Society in the New Millennium' in November 1998. Topics addressed ranged from the human search for meaning, to the economic boom in context.
This provocative and incisive volume, ably edited by Harry Bohan and Gerard Kennedy, also includes the views of the three chairpersons of the Conference: Marie Martin, John Quinn and Michael Kenny, and is interspersed with well-chosen poetic and spiritual reflections on the topics addressed.