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The Art of Peace: Nobel Peace Laureates Discuss Human Rights, Conflict and Reconciliation Hardcover – August 29, 2000
From Library Journal
This work is a transcript of a conference held in November 1998, edited by convener and organizer Hopkins, a professor at the University of Virginia. Participants included Betty Williams of Northern Ireland, Desmond Tutu of South Africa, and Rigoberta Mench# of Guatemala. As evidenced here, they spoke movingly and effectively on the welfare of children, the horror of land mines, the fate of Tibet, and other subjects. Many readers with an interest in world affairs and human freedom will enjoy this volume. For most collections.
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In conferring the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize to two East Timorese peace activists, Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo and Jos Ramos-Horta, the Nobel Committee sent a fundamental message to the world: the value and importance of respect for human rights are not mea- sured by the numerical or political strength of an oppressed people.
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