Mairead Maguire

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Mairead (Corrigan) Maguire is a Nobel Peace Laureate (l976) Hon. President and Co-founder of the Peace People, Northern Ireland. Maguire was responsible for co-founding the Peace People, together with Betty Williams and Ciaran McKeown, in l976, after her Sister Anne’s three children were knocked down and killed by an I.R.A. (Irish republican Army) get-away car when a British soldier killed its driver. Consequently, a number of marches were organized in Northern Ireland demanding an end to the violence in Northern Ireland. She has continued her work with inter-Church and inter-faith Organizations, and is a member of the International Peace Council.  She is also a Patron of the Methodist Theological College and N.I. Council for Integrated Education, and a member of the Nobel Women’s Initiative. Maguire has received many honours and wards, including an honorary doctorate from Yale University, the ‘Pacem in Terris’ Peace and Freedom Award, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s ‘Distinguished Peace Leadership Award’ and the Nobel Peace Laureate Award.

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