Articles by The Peace People

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Peace People Founder Ciaran McKeown Dead at 76
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate | The Peace People – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Sep 2019

It is with deep sadness that I heard of the death of my dear friend and co-peace worker Ciaran McKeown on 1 Sep 2019. When the Peace People started in Aug l976 at the height of the troubles in Northern Ireland, it was Ciaran, a political journalist, who courageously took the peace leadership–giving up his job and becoming a volunteer in spite of the fact that his fifth child was soon due–and joined myself and Betty Williams in co-founding the Peace People. RIP

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Don’t Play Politics with Our Peace
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate | The Peace People – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Mar 2019

It is with deep concern and regret that I witness Northern Ireland has been without a Parliament for almost two years. We have a fundamental right to government; all our futures are in your hands. Please don’t play politics with our peace. SIGN THE PETITION

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Mairead Maguire Nominates Julian Assange for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize
The Peace People – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Jan 2019

7 Jan 2019 – Nobel Peace laureate Mairead Maguire wrote today to the Norwegian Nobel Committee nominating Julian Assange, Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks, for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Ms. Maguire wrote:

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Northern Ireland: Squandering a Future
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate | The Peace People – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Sep 2018

I want to challenge everyone to look at their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and question: how big is their division? Gone are the days of fear and threat. So where does the problem lie? I believe the problem lies in the older generations who have suffered terribly on all sides through violence and fear. My generation has a responsibility not to restrain the youth by our bigotry and division.

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Demonization of Russia in a New Cold War Era
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate | The Peace People – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Sep 2018

13 Sep 2018 – Inventing a foe to sell military ambitions: still the most dangerous of games. In examining the future, we must look to the past.

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Appeal for Political Leaders to Make Executive and Assembly Work for the People of Northern Ireland
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate | The Peace People – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Sep 2017

6 Sep 2017 – The vast majority of people in Northern Ireland, whose main desire is to live in peace together, earn a living and raise their families, are currently living in a no-man’s land. We are living now in a political vacuum, which leaves our community vulnerable to paramilitarism. But it does not have to be like this.

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Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire on the 2016 Freedom Flotilla to Gaza
The Peace People – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 May 2017

19 May 2017 – Women’s Boat to Gaza

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Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire Appeals to President Trump for Peace Leadership
The Peace People – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 May 2017

“The people of North and South Korea want peace and they want a peace treaty. They do not want their country to be bombed or their government to bomb others. Having visited both North and South Korea last year and walked with thousands and thousands of Korean women, North and South, I am convinced that peace is possible and what is needed is the political will of all parties to the conflict to dialogue and for negotiations to move from a Korean armistice to a Korean Peace Treaty.”

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Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire: 2016 Freedom Flotilla to Gaza
The Peace People – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Apr 2017

Women’s Boat to Gaza

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International Peace Day in Assisi
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate | The Peace People – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Sep 2016

Update about Pope Francis’s Message

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Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire Joins the Freedom Flotilla 2016 to Break the Gaza Siege
The Peace People – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Sep 2016

Sep 15, 2016 – Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize winner, will join the women’s boat to Gaza. The goal of this mission is to highlight the devastating effects of the brutal blockade of the Palestinian people living in Gaza.

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Statement on Massacre of LGBTQI and Latino Community Members in Orlando, USA
The Peace People – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jun 2016

“In loving memory of all who were killed, we pledge not to seek revenge or hatred, but to work for reconciliation and building peaceful ways of living together in all our diversity and plurality as the one human family sharing our one world equally together.”

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Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire Appeals to European Union and President Obama to Remove Shameful Sanctions against War-torn Syria
The Peace People – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 May 2016

“The petitioners support ‘all humanitarian and peace initiatives that the international community is implementing, in particular through the difficult negotiations in Geneva’. But in the meantime with the hope that the expectations find concrete answers, they ask ‘that the sanctions that affect the daily lives of every Syrian are immediately removed”.

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Call on Israeli Government to Free Mordechai Vanunu and End Thirty-Year Persecution: Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate
The Peace People – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 May 2016

No voices are raised in defence of his freedom and it is to all our shame that the international political/spiritual leadership continue to abide by the rule: ‘WHATEVER YOU SAY – SAY NOTHING’ when it comes to the Israeli government’s persecution of a man of conscience, a good man.”

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An Appeal for Pope Francis to Share with the World an Encyclical on Nonviolence and Just Peace, and for the Church to Stop Teaching ‘Just War Theory’
The Peace People – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Apr 2016

Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire from Rome: “The appeal to the Pope said that ‘we believe there is no ‘just war’. Too often the ‘just war theory’ has been used to endorse rather than prevent or limit war. Suggesting that a ‘just war’ is possible also undermines the moral imperative to develop tools and capacities for nonviolent transformation of conflict’. I hope also that Pope Francis will unambiguously proclaim that ‘violence is always wrong, it is not the way of Jesus and reject militarism thereby calling upon Catholics not to join armies and take up arms to kill people, thus becoming a true peace church.”

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Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire Agrees with the UN Expert Panel Decision on Julian Assange’s Arbitrary Detention
The Peace People – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2016

Maguire, who visited Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London several times and has been a long time supporter of Freedom and Justice for Julian Assange, said she was delighted that the UN Panel had found his arbitrary detention for over five years to be unlawful and said this decision has vindicated Julian Assange. However, she expressed her disappointment at the governments of UK and Sweden’s rejection of the verdict.

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An appeal to BBC and Mainstream Western Media to End Bias against Palestinians: Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire
The Peace People – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Jul 2014

Collective punishment, the breaking of the Geneva Convention, and the bombing of Palestinian women and children do not deter US President Obama and UN Ambassador Samantha Fox from assuring Israel that it will always be their good friend and support it to the tune of billions for its military and illegal occupation of Palestinian land.

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Peace Pilgrimage to Syria and Iran
The Peace People – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Apr 2014

Peace People, N. Ireland delegation Ms. Ann Patterson and Nobel Peace Laureate, Mairead Maguire will join an International delegation visiting Iran and Syria from 4th – 16th April, 2014.

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Nobel Peace Prize Nomination 2014: Mother Agnes Mariam and Mussalaha
The Peace People– TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jan 2014

Press Release 4 Jan. 2014 – Mother Agnes Mariam of the Cross (civil name Fadia Laham) and the Mussalaha Reconciliation Initiative in Syria have been nominated by Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate, for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Citizens Act and Call to Stop Madness of War
The Peace People – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Sep 2013

Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate, Calls for Americans and world citizens to respond to Pope Francis’ call to fast and pray to stop United States war against Syria.

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Syria: No Armaments to Rebels
The Peace People – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Aug 2013

Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire: “Contrary to some foreign governments’ current policies of arming the rebels and pushing for military intervention, the people of Syria are calling out for peace and reconciliation and a political solution to the crisis, which continues to be inflamed by outside forces with thousands of foreign fighters funded and supported by outside countries for their own political ends.”

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