Despite its official peace agreements, Northern Ireland remains a largely divided land, with Catholics and Protestants still living apart. Yet there are attempts to bring the people of Northern Ireland together, including an innovative program to integrate schools.
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Eleven years ago, a peace agreement in Northern Ireland ended decades of sectarian violence between Catholics and Protestants. Despite that agreement, there are still many open wounds from the conflict -- justice still not served for thousands of families whose loved ones were murdered or vanished.
Following two recent attacks by Irish Republican Army splinter groups, Northern Ireland is on edge, fearing a return to violence. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explores the history of conflict in Northern Ireland as well as recent violence and life in the province today. Paul Arthur, Kevin Cullen and Honor Fagan join the conversation.
Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine and Carol Giacomo of The New York Times discuss the week's top stories: Pakistani protests and the government's crackdown against its opponents, plans for a new strategy in Afghanistan and violence in Northern Ireland.