Monthly Archives: April 2014

World War One and Political Divisions

From the Editors. Learning to live together is as much about how we deal with the past and divided memories as it is about our vision of the future and the ways to get there. Transcending divided memories, searching for … Continue reading

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Boundaries as a business-like arrangement between neighbours

  By Professor Roddy Cowie Queen’s University Belfast 26/4/2014 I care about the Scottish referendum. I could hardly do anything else. I grew up near Bannockburn, and I could see the Wallace Monument out of my bedroom window. At the … Continue reading

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The Scottish Referendum and Northern Ireland

  Ian James Parsley 25/4/2014 In this piece ahead of the Queen’s symposium on the Scottish referendum, I intend to highlight three interesting but distinct aspects. I will do so briefly, to promote discussion! The first is the science of … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Referendum and Northern Ireland

By Dr Michael Rosie University of Edinburgh 23/4/2014 In September 2014 the Scots face the question: Should Scotland be an independent country? Polls have consistently shown that ‘No’ is the most likely answer, though its lead has narrowed markedly over … Continue reading

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The Church, Conflict and Sectarianism.

  By Rev Gary Mason East Belfast Methodist Mission   17/4/2014 This week in the world of Christian faith is called “Holy Week.” I imagine this week should allow those of us in the world of the church to do … Continue reading

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Lessons from Europe – Pluralist Ideals

  By Tina McKenzie Chairperson NI21 & European Election Candidate   15/4/2014 The Second World War was the culmination of one of the worst forms of reductive, single identity politics ever witnessed. I still find it remarkable that only 7 … Continue reading

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Learning to Live Together is No Walk in the Park

  By Jude Collins Political Commentator 11/04/2014 Today  is my wedding anniversary, and as my wife will verify, learning to live together as a married couple is no walk in the park. And learning to live together as a people … Continue reading

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Are We Allowed to Live Together?

  Father Joe McVeigh Fermanagh 7/4/2014 The issue is not ‘learning to live together’. The issue is being allowed to live together. Many obstacles have been placed in the way of the two sections of the community in the north … Continue reading

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Making Peace or Reaching Accommodation

By Trevor Ringland 4/4/2014 They say that you ”should make peace with your enemies”. I would argue that you should ”make peace with those enemies with whom you would otherwise be friends and with the rest you reach an accommodation”. Certainly what we … Continue reading

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Working for a shared and better future

  Tony Gallagher Pro Vice Chancellor Queen’s University 1/4/2014 We have been consumed by the recent Haass/O’Sullivan Talks, but the failure to achieve agreement should not cause us to act like rabbits caught in the headlights. We have an unerring … Continue reading

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