Mairead Maguire

Mairead Corrigan Maguire won the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize for her work for peace in Northern Ireland. Her book, The Vision of Peace (edited by John Dear, with a foreword by Desmond Tutu and a preface by the Dalai Lama) is available from www.wipfandstock.com. She lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland. See: www.peacepeople.com

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Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 7:15am
A Common Vision – The Abolition of Militarism
The following are the prepared remarks by the Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire to be delivered at the international Sarajevo Peace Event which begins in Bosnia and Herzegovin on Friday: Today, June 6, people from all corners of the world gather here in Sarajevo, Bosnia, to explore a...
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Friday, November 1, 2013 - 11:28am
In the Name of Love and Nonviolence, Let Us Strive to Heal Syria
My dear friends,
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 7:42am
The World Should Join in Call to Stop US War in Syria
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Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 8:51am
Bradley Manning Should Win the Nobel Peace Prize
Peace is more than simply the absence of war; it is the active creation of something better. Alfred Nobel recognized this when he created alongside those for chemistry, literature, medicine and physics, an annual prize for outstanding contributions in peace.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 12:54pm
Stand Up for Julian Assange
Last month, on December 13th, 2012, I visited Julian Assange, Australian founder and editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, in the Ecuadorian embassy, in Knightsbridge, London.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 11:33am
Israeli Assault on Gaza is Murder, Not “Defense"
It was with the greatest sadness, mixed with frustration, and a sense of helplessness, that many people around the world, myself included, watched on television the horrific scenes of death and destruction perpetrated, yet again, by the Israeli military assault on Gaza and its besieged, mostly young, population.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 2:33pm
Why I Cannot Support the Nobel Prize for the EU
Alfred Nobel was a visionary who believed in a demilitarized peaceful world. In his will, he left his Nobel peace prize to those who would work for “fraternity among nations,” “abolition or reduction of standing armies,” and “holding and promotion of peace congresses.”
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 8:52am
Ecuador: Grant Political Asylum Now to Julian Assange
As concerned citizens of the world well know, the Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, is currently inside the Ecuadorian Embassy, in London, England, having gone there to ask for political asylum. I want to add my voice to the many people of conscience around the world in urging President Correa of Ecuador to grant political asylum to Julian Assange.
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Friday, June 29, 2012 - 7:34am
No to War in Syria
People around the world are deeply concerned about the ongoing crisis in Syria.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 1:35pm
On US Government's Violence and Revenge: An Open Letter to President Obama
June 22 th , 2011 Dear Mr. President, As you know, on May 1 st , NATO forces tried unsuccessfully to assassinate the Libyan Head of State, Muammar Gadaffi. This attempt to assassinate the Libyan Head of State was a war crime under U.S. Army law, and punishable as an international crime in its own right. During the attack by NATO forces, one of President Gadaffi’s sons and three of Gadaffi’s grandchildren were killed by NATO forces.
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