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

Articles by this author

Views
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 8:15am
Non-Violence and the Lost Message of Jesus
I recently visited Assisi, the home of St. Francis and St. Clare, two great spirits whose lives have inspired us and millions of people around the world. St. Francis, a man of peace, and St. Clare, a woman of prayer, whose message of love, compassion, care for humans, animals and the environment...
Read more
Views
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 9:30am
The Disturbing Expansion of the Military-Industrial Complex
BELFAST - How can we explain that in the 2lst century we are still training millions of men and women in our armed forces and sending them to war? There are more choices than war or peace, there are multi-optional choices and a civilian-based non-military diplomatic-political policy has more chance...
Read more
Views
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 2:30pm
Say ‘No’ to War and Media Propaganda
While the United States, United Kingdom and NATO are pushing for war with Russia, it behoves people and their governments around the world to take a clear stand for peace and against violence and war, no matter where it comes from. We are at a dangerous point in our history of the human family and...
Read more
The city of Sarajevo after the siege lifted in 1995. (Credit: Wikimedia) Views
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...
Read more
Views
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 11:28am
In the Name of Love and Nonviolence, Let Us Strive to Heal Syria
My dear friends,
Read more
Views
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 7:42am
The World Should Join in Call to Stop US War in Syria
Read more
Views
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.
Read more
Views
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.
Read more
Views
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.
Read more
Views
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.”
Read more

Pages