The Vision of Peace, edited by John Dear, features the first ever collection of writings by Mairead Corrigan Maguire, the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize Winner from Belfast.
Endorsements & Reviews-
"The Vision of Peace points out the possibilities of faith, hope, and nonviolent love, not only in Northern Ireland, but throughout the world. Mairead Corrigan Maguire is the true prophet of peace." --Martin Sheen
"Out of the painful depths of the violence among her own people, Mairead Corrigan Maguire has come to a profound vision of a peace that is possible for all peoples. . . . Anyone on the journey of peace will find sustenance and challenge in The Vision of Peace." --Walter F. Sullivan, Bishop of Richmond
"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 won sphere of activity. I therefore greatly admire the efforts being made by my friend Mairead Corrigan Maguire towards spreading the message of peace." --from the Preface by the Dalai Lama
"Mairead Corrigan 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 given a real chance in Northern Ireland." --from the Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Mairead Corrigan Maguire John Dear
Mairead Corrigan Maguire, along with Betty Williams and Ciaran McKeown, organized some of the largest peace demonstrations in the history of Northern Ireland and co-founded the Community of Peace People to carry on the array of peacemaking initiatives which grew out of these rallies. Mairead and Betty were award the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize. Since then, Mairead has continued to speak out for peace and disarmament, and has traveled the globe teaching creative nonviolence to hundreds of thousands of people. These days, she visits Palestine frequently and continues to make her home outside of Belfast (see www.peacepeople.com).
John Dear is a peace activist and the author of many books, including A Persistent Peace; The God of Peace: Toward a Theology of Nonviolence; Disarming the Heart; Seeds of Nonviolence; Put Down Your Sword; Living Peace; The Questions of Jesus; and Transfiguration (see www.johndear.org).