Mairead Maguire

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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It is time for political leaders and each individual to move us back from the brink of catastrophe to begin to build relationships with our Russian brothers and sisters.(Photo: U.S. Department of Defense/flickr/cc) Views
Friday, September 14, 2018
Demonization of Russia in a New Cold War Era
In examining the future, we must look to the past. As we watch the media today, we are spoon fed more and more propaganda and fear of the unknown, that we should be afraid of the unknown and have full faith that our government is keeping us safe from the unknown. But by looking at media today,...
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In Ireland, and throughout the world, people are looking for moral and spiritual leadership. (Photo: Catholic Church England and Wales/Mazur-catholicnews.org.uk/flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, September 06, 2018
Why the Catholic Church Should Abolish the Anti-Christian "Just War" Theory
Pope Francis’ two-day visit to Ireland on August 25-26 th comes at a time when people need hope. The Irish Church has been devastated by the abuse scandals, which have never been properly dealt with. The victims and survivors of church abuse have told their stories and knocked on church doors...
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The Rome Conference on Nonviolence: A Turning Point in History
It was a joy for me to join eighty people from around the world meeting in Rome from April 11th to the 14th at the “Nonviolence and Just Peace Conference: Contributing to the Catholic Understanding of and Commitment to Nonviolence.” Members of the three day event co-hosted by the Pontifical Council...
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
We Must Demand a Nonviolent Solution to War and Violence in Syria
In November 2015 I traveled to Syria with an International Peace delegation. This was my third visit to Syria in the last three years. As on previous occasions, I was moved by the spirit of resilience and courage of the people of Syria. In spite of the fact that for the last five years their...
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Friday, January 01, 2016
Syria ­- A Light to the World
BELFAST - In November 2015 I visited Syria together with an International Peace delegation. This was my third visit to Syria in the last three years. As on previous occasions I was moved by the spirit of resilience and courage of the people of Syria. In spite of the fact that for the last five...
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Peacemaking Women To Walk Across the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea
Two years ago, when Christine Ahn proposed that a delegation of international women peacemakers walk across the De-Militarized Zone (DMZ) which separates North and South Korea in support of Korean women and men working for reconciliation and reunification for Korean families, I couldn’t resist the...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014
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...
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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...
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Friday, September 12, 2014
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...
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The city of Sarajevo after the siege lifted in 1995. (Credit: Wikimedia) Views
Saturday, June 07, 2014
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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