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Tracking the Tiger

Author(s): CEIFIN

ISBN13: 9781847300904

ISBN10: 1847300901

Publisher: Veritas

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  • Tracking the Tiger: A Decade of Change is a collection of papers presented at the Ceifin Conference 2007. It sets out to recall and trace what has been happening in keys areads of Irish life over the last decade. It explores the influence of the economic miracle, and the alues which have shaped us throughout.

    Tracking the Tiger also looks at challenges for the next decade. Who or what will be involved? Who or what will inspire us? Will it be education, religion, politics or the media? Or will the business worl and commerical values only continue to shape us?


    Fr. Harry Bohan, Chairman of the C?®ifin Centre, qualified as Sociologist in the University of Wales and is currently Director of Pastoral Planning in Diocese of Killaloe and Parish Priest in Sixmilebridge, Co Clare. Believing in family and community as the two vital systems in fostering human relationships he founded the Rural Resource Organisation. This organisation was responsible for encouraging communities across Ireland to participate in determining their own future and resulted in the building of 2,500 houses in 120 villages, in 13 counties.

    In 1998 he founded the C?®ifin Centre for Values-Led Change to carry on the conversation on the direction Ireland is taking. The purpose of C?®ifin is to reflect, debate and direct values-led change in Irish society. He was appointed to the Task Force on Active Citizenship by an Taoiseach in 2006.

    Recognised as one of the leading social commentators in Ireland today Fr Bohan has written extensively on the subjects of christianity, spirituality and economic development, the importance of the local responding to the global and on understanding change. His books published include Roots in a changing Society and Community and the Soul of Ireland and he is editor and contributor to all 10 previous books of published papers from C?®ifin Conferences. He has broadcast widely on national radio and television. Fr Harry is also well known for his involvement in sport and Clare Hurling in particular.

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