Mairead Maguire

peace activist (born 1944)

Mairead Maguire (born 27 January 1944), also known as Mairead Corrigan Maguire and formerly as Mairéad Corrigan, is a peace activist from Northern Ireland. She co-founded, with Betty Williams and Ciaran McKeown, the Women for Peace, which later became the Community for Peace People, an organization presently dedicated to addressing an array of social and political issues from around the world. Maguire and Williams were awarded the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize.

I believe NATO should be abolished and that steps be taken towards disarmament through non-violent action and civil resistance.
Too long has the elite financially gained from war while millions are moved into poverty and desperation.
In my opinion, an encyclical on nonviolence and disarmament from Pope Francis would give hope to us all and encourage us all to take up our responsibility to build a new culture of peace and nonviolence, not only in the Church and in Ireland, but throughout the whole world.
...The demonization of Russia is, I believe, one of the most dangerous things that is happening in our world today.

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  • In war, the cost in civilian lives is incalculable, not to mention the many military personnel whose lives are destroyed. Then there is the cost to the environment and the cost to human potential as our scientists waste their lives planning and researching even more horrific weapons which increasingly, in modern war, kill more civilians than combatants.

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