When We Are Bold
Kathy Kelly is an American pacifist and highly acclaimed peace activist, and the co-coordinator of Voices for Creative NonViolence. She has traveled to Iraq twenty-six times, including combat zones during the early days of both US-Iraq wars, and her most recent travel focuses on Afghanistan and Gaza, along with domestic protests against U.S. drone policy. She has been arrested more than sixty times at home, and abroad, and in 2000 was nominated for the Nobel peace prize by the American Friends Service Committee.
Read Mairead Maguire: Bearing Witness to Injustice
by Kathy Kelly in When We Are Bold: Women Who Turn Our Upsidedown World Right
After three of her sister’s children were killed during the violence between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland, Mairead Maguire organized massive demonstrations and other action calling for a nonviolent end to the conflict. Along with Betty Williams, she is the co-founder of Peace People, and together the two women won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976. She has spent her life since then to bearing witness to oppression and standing in solidarity with people living in conflict, including in Palestine, Afghanistan and, most recently, in Syria.