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Image of men carrying coffin of sectarian murder victim Sectarianism - 'If you depersonalise the person, make him a target, then it's easy to shoot at him...at it...' - Billy Mitchell, Programme Co-ordinator for LINC
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Sectarianism has been part of the fabric of life in Northern Ireland since the foundation of the state in 1921, although its roots go much further back in history. It continues to be kept alive by ancestral voices which speak to each community of past atrocities and hurts.

Sectarianism Voices

Images of (from left to right): Brian Lennon, Rev David McIlveen, Ronnie McQuillan, Rev. Dr John Dunlop and Fr. Andrew McNally

Some say religion is to blame, others say it's politics. Whatever the motivation, sectarianism promotes bitterness and often leads to violence and death. Listen to the voices and judge for yourself.

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Perspective

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Dr Joseph Liechty, an American Mennonite who's lived in Ireland since 1980, raises important issues around sectarianism and reconciliation.

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