There has been increased interest in the relationship between religion, identity and politics in modern societies. Building on this debate, Claire Mitchell presents a challenging analysis of religion in contemporary Northern Ireland, arguing that religion is not merely a marker of ethnicity and that it continues to provide many of the meanings of identity, community and politics. Drawing on a range of unique interview material, this book traces how individuals and groups in Northern Ireland have absorbed religious types of cultural knowledge, belonging and morality.The Catholic Church still has a strong presence in the educational system in Northern Ireland, as indeed it does in Scotland and other parts of ... It runs preparatory marriage courses and offers marriage guidance and pregnancy counselling.
|Title||:||Religion, Identity and Politics in Northern Ireland|
|Author||:||Ms Claire Mitchell|
|Publisher||:||Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2013-05-28|