Northern Ireland’s peace-defining identities

Source: Christian Science Monitor
by staff

“With about 180 violent conflicts around the globe – the highest number in more than three decades – the world could use fresh models in peacemaking. Northern Ireland provided such an example 26 years ago with an agreement that ended a sectarian conflict known as ‘The Troubles.’ Last week, the region – which is formally part of the United Kingdom but on the same island as the Republic of Ireland …. allowed two women – from the main political powers – to be elected as joint executives with equal power and responsibility. And in a highly symbolic step, the ‘first minister,’ Michelle O’Neill, is from Sinn Fein, the party that was once the political arm of the paramilitary Irish Republican Army that fought for unity with Ireland.” (02/05/24)