BRIDGING BELIEFS

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Politics in Belfast aren’t as clear-cut as in an American city. Multiple ideologies hold sway, and sectarian tension is common. Followers of the four main groups live in neighborhoods sprinkled throughout the city. Subtle signals, such as lampposts painted with the colors of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, inform passersby which passion [...]

Replacing Prejudice with Performance By David Olson Belfast is a city divided. It is divided by the visible — by walls and gates and razor wire. It is also divided by the invisible — by curfews and religious hatreds and political tensions. The city center forms a neutral zone where both Protestants and Catholics can [...]