Tuesday, 17 November 2009

‘Living peace wall’ on Belfast’s dividing line

A church initiative has seen Catholics and Protestants joining hands to form a symbolic link through the gates in Belfast’s 26-mile dividing wall between the two communities. The action was part of a 40-day peace vigil arranged by New Life City Church. Community members as well as churchgoers took part including a young motorcyclist who stopped to apologise to Pastor Jack McKee for having smashed his home windows and petrol bombed his car ‘on orders’ some years ago. The church owns a former warehouse on part of the concrete ‘peace wall’ erected during the Troubles to protect people on both sides from attack. It hopes to eventually refurbish this as a community facility.

Source: Christianity magazine (Dec)

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