WHAT IS SECTARIANISM? • This is when a person becomes a target of verbal and physical abuse because they are from a particular background. It is a hatred of people because they belong to a different religious group.
Recap • Catholics and Protestants see themselves as 2 different groups • Lack of common identity prevents understanding and co-operation between the 2 groups. • Divided Loyalties • Loyalty to different countries makes the Catholics and Protestants intolerant of each other
Sectarianism is not just in Northern Ireland. It is present throughout the world. • There is hatred and tension, and communities become divided into “us” and “them”. • When people refuse to mix and fail to communicate they cannot get to know each other. Instead they become fearful and suspicious. This often results in tension and violence.
Religious conflict around the world • Former Yugoslavia • Between Christians and Muslims • Chad • Between Muslims and Christians. • Israel • Between Jews and Muslims • India • Between Hindus and Muslims Go to Page 67 in Religion For Living