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Kevin Ahern

United States
Institution Manhattan College
Position Associate Professor
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Recent Publications
  • "Life and Dignity of the Human Person.” In Liturgy and Catholic Social Teaching. Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2018.
  • Ahern, Kevin, and Christopher Derige Malano, eds. God’s Quad: Small Faith Communities on Campus and Beyond. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2018
  • Structures of Grace: Catholic Organizations and the Global Common Good. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2015.
  • “Catholic Institutional Identity: Navigating a Difficult Future.” Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion 9 (2018): 247–268.
  • “Gemeenschappen van de Geest De Theologieën van de Nieuwe Katholieke Bewegingen.” Tijdschrift Voor Theologie 57, no. 4 (2017): 374–89. Translation: “Communities of the Spirit: The Theologies of the New Catholic Movements.”
  • “The Justice Legacy of Populorum Progressio: a Jesuit Case Study,” Journal of Moral Theology 6, no. 1 (2017): 39 – 56.
  • Ahern, Kevin, Meghan Clark, David DeCosse, Kristin E. Heyer, and Laurie Johnston, eds. Public Theology and the Global Common Good: Essays in Honor of David Hollenbach. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2016.
  • “From Spectators to Protagonists: Youth Movements in a Global Church.” In Young Catholics: How They Think, How They Live, and How They Are Reshaping the Church, edited by Solange Lefebvre, Maria Clara Bingemer, and Silvia Scatena, 28–40. Concilium 2015/2. London: SCM Press, 2015.
  • Visions of Hope: Emerging Theologians and the Future of the Church. Maryknoll: Orbis, 2013.
Professional Activities and Affiliations
  • 2016 – Present The International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs (ICMICA-Pax Romana), International President* *ICMICA is a global network of Catholic professionals and theologians committed to engaging faith and professional life. The voluntarily position of president, elected for a term of four years, oversees the public engagement of the movement with the Vatican and United Nations and coordinates with the Secretary General based in Geneva and the International Council.
  • Convener of Catholicity and Mission section of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 6/8/19 (Pittsburgh, PA).
  • 2012-2018 America Media (America Magazine), Board of Directors member and Board Secretary.
  • 2011-Present Catholic Common Ground Initiative, Advisory Committee member.