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Learning from the conflict in Northern Ireland

25th February 2011

Calderdale College students have travelled to Belfast to learn more about the conflict in Northern Ireland.

Hannah Stewart, Craig Henry and Mohammed Macmour were selected for the trip by Via Media, following their recent visit to Poland with the organisation, where they learnt about the horrors of the Holocaust. Via Media is a human rights and social justice programme, working with young people and aiming to challenge all forms of political, religious and social repression.

In their efforts to find out how Northern Ireland descended into the cycle of violence during the period known as the ‘Troubles’, the students examined the political and religious roots of the conflict. They met with people who had been directly involved with the conflict during the 1970s and 1980s, which enabled them to hear different perspectives.

For more information about Via Media, visit http://www.prismyouthproject.org/viamedia.htm .

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