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Gareth Higgins, a sociologist of religion, talks about the history of the Protestant and Catholic religions as they are manifested in Northern Ireland. It then gives general information about the nature and history of the Troubles, useful since he is talking to an American student audience. He then talks about a variety of ways that religions is manifested in actions of the conflict. He points out that many active in the trouble are not particularly religious even though they identities that are strongly influenced by religious categories. Higgins himself is involved in organizational efforts to create dialog across religions and to foster peace-oriented dialogs.
Gareth Higgins, ecumenics, Belfast, religion, peace building, religious dimensions, conflict, conflict overview, conflict summary, Good Friday Agreement, identity, religious identity, national identity, religious labels, labels, industrial revolution, ethnicity, gender, career, social structure, group membership, ideas, Zero28, religious silence, Desmond Tutu, inter-denominational service, healing methods, Ikon, succession