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Churches

Conflicts between different branches of the same Christian religion, namely Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, have shaped and defined Ireland’s communities, politics, and culture for...
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Parades

Parades can act as a demonstration of religious faith and community that allow groups to celebrate their tradition and cultural heritage. In Northern Ireland,...
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Education

With the establishment of the state of Northern Ireland, the unionist government under Lord Londonderry attempted to create a singular education system. However, this...
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Flags

In western Europe, national flags often represented a territorial area as well as the Christian faith, so that many included a cross. The French...
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Interfaces

According to the CAIN (Conflict Archive in the Internet) website, a peace line or peace wall are “physical barriers between the Protestant/Loyalist community and...
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Sport

We recognise that sport is a powerful tool in bringing people together. We know that sport can play a central role in breaking down...
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Policing

Being a highly political and dividing issue in Northern Ireland, policing has proven to be one of the most difficult tasks on the road...
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Reconciliation

Reconciliation is an essential process for conflict transformation. It is about building relationships, with the focus on emotional and psychological aspects of conflict. Reconciliation...
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Arts

“Well, art is art, isn’t it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if...
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