Item description for The Vision of Peace: Faith and Hope in Northern Ireland by Mairead Corrigan Maguire, John Dear & Desmond Tutu...
Outline ReviewThe Vision of Peace: Faith and Hope in Northern Ireland is the first published collection of writings by Mairead Corrigan Maguire, winner of the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize. In October 1976 in Belfast, two of Maguire's nephews and one of her nieces, all young children, were run over and killed by the car of an IRA gunman who had been shot by a British Army patrol officer. Maguire, a housewife, channeled her grief and rage by organizing peace demonstrations and marches that drew more than half a million people in Northern Ireland, England, and the Republic of Ireland. These demonstrations led Maguire to found the Community of Peace People to further the cause of constructive non-violence in Northern Ireland.
The Vision of Peace collects two dozen of Maguire's essays and letters, many of which describe the connections between her political action and her faith. Although most of the writing concerns Northern Ireland, essays about the Holocaust, India, East Timor, and Yugoslavia are also included. Throughout, Maguire urges readers to develop a "politics of mercy and forgiveness," and communicates her belief that
hope for the future depends on each of us taking non-violence into our hearts and minds and developing new and imaginative structures which are non-violent and life-giving for all.... Some people will argue that this is too idealistic. I believe it is very realistic.... We can rejoice and celebrate today because we are living in a miraculous time. Everything is changing and everything is possible.
--Michael Joseph Gross
Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!
Studio: Orbis Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.26" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 1999
Publisher Orbis Books
ISBN 1570752516 ISBN13 9781570752513
Availability 0 units.
More About Mairead Corrigan Maguire, John Dear & Desmond Tutu
is is a Northern Irish peace activist. and co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Vision of Peace: Faith and Hope in Northern Ireland?
READ AND LEARN TO RESOLVE IN PEACE NOT IN VIOLENT VENGEANCE ANY LONGER Oct 19, 2006
This book by a Nobel PEace PRize winner is necessary for our present era in which the arms manufacturers who have most to profit pitilessly from warfare run our national and international policies to their own greatest benefit. Take and read. This is Christ's body.