Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships
Publication date: 
2016
Accord issue: 
Insight 3
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Duncan Morrow discusses how reconciliation has provided a crucial direction for efforts to move away from violent conflict towards peaceful partnership in Northern Ireland, shaping and being sustained in large part by a wide variety of grassroots interventions. Yet recurrent political crises and cultural disputes suggest that the goals of dealing with the legacies of past violence and promoting shared existence have yet to be prioritised over political power-sharing and the containment of violence.