Contrary to some perceptions, the city is not overrun by hordes of people intent on violence justified by one religious - or more often football-related - perspective or another.
There is, however, a serious problem that too often has, in its extremes, tragic consequences which culminate in a hospital ward or funeral and a jail cell.
The scourge has become entrenched in some communities and will take time to eradicate.
But eradication has to be the ultimate aim, which means a long-term committed approach is required.
So the cash from the Scottish Government for projects in Glasgow, across the West and the rest of the country is welcome.
However, the commitment must continue long after the headline-creating events which sparked calls for action have faded.
Sectarianism exists, Glasgow acknowledges that it is unfortunately a part of this city's history.
The purpose of working with schools and community groups, reaching as wide an audience as possible, is to ensure that the past is where it stays.
It is where it belongs.