Two days ago more than 400 students from across the divide in North Belfast marched to promote peace as we move into 2016. The students were all from local secondary schools and included all sectors.
Amongst the marchers was our own Fr. Martin Magill and other clergymen such as Rev. Stephen Thompson. Representatives from the Catholic Church, Presbyterian Church, Elim Church and the Church of Ireland were all in attendance at the march.
North Belfast needs more of these events and hopefully it will be something that can be built upon into the future.
David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs