The Real Peace Process: Worship, Politics and the End of Sectarianism

1st Edition

Siobhan Garrigan

Routledge
Published September 3, 2010
Reference - 192 Pages
ISBN 9781845536947 - CAT# Y174902
Series: Religion and Violence

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Summary

The Good Friday Agreement resulted in the cessation of paramilitary violence in Northern Ireland. However, prejudice and animosity between Protestants and Catholics remains. The Real Peace Process draws on extensive fieldwork in Protestant and Catholic churches across Ireland to analyse how Christian worship can become caught up in sectarianism. The book examines the need for a peace process that changes hearts and minds and not merely civic structures of their inhabitants. Aspects of everyday worship – ranging from the spatial and symbolic to the verbal, musical and interpersonal – are explored as the means by which sectarianism can be challenged and transformed.

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