Belfast Telegraph

Editor's Viewpoint: Venue of Martin Luther play alone is reason enough to see it

It is a quirk that could only happen in Northern Ireland - a play about Martin Luther, a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation, being put on in a former Presbyterian church in the heart of Catholic west Belfast.

Given the centuries of bloody conflict between the two religions on this island, it is encouraging that the invitation to stage the play came from those who run an Irish language cultural centre in the former church.

It is often said, but sadly seldom heeded, that greater exploration of each other's cultural and religious touchstones would remove much of the ignorance and suspicion that make the two communities fearful of each other. This play is a must-see for that reason.

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