The Vision of Peace: Faith and Hope in Northern
Ireland by Nobel Peace Laureate, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, edited by
The inspiring story of Mairead Maguire, the Nobel Peace Prize winner
from Belfast and how she and others led the largest peace demonstrations
in the history of Northern Ireland, and founded the Peace People movement.
It also includes her vision of peace for the whole world, reflections
on great peacemakers such as Mahatma Gandhi, and her outline for the
United Nations' "Decade for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence for
the Children of the World." It has a preface by His Holiness the Dalai
Lama, a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and an introduction by
"In our increasingly small and interdependent world there is an ever
more urgent need to bring about genuine world peace. We each have to
take responsibility as best as we can within our own sphere of activity.
I therefore greatly admire the efforts being made by my friend Mairead
Maguire toward spreading the message of peace."
--from the preface by the Dalai Lama
"Mairead Maguire has amazed me as I have watched her with growing
admiration...It is because she has tried to make a difference that
the world can give thanks today that there has been a Good Friday Agreement,
and that peace is being a given a real chance in Northern Ireland."
--from the foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
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