Eva Gore-Booth


Eva Gore-Booth born Lissaway, Sligo, Ireland May 22, 1870 (d. 1928). Irish pacifist poet and dramatist; suffragist; WILPF member. Published essay on nonviolence during World War I, 1915; wrote nonviolent play "Fionavar".


"[U]nless we make some vital change in our way of looking at life, every step in our advancing knowledge of science is a new danger for the human race, and that perfection in that knowledge might really and practically work out at the wiping out of humanity itself." (Religious Aspects of Non-Resistance, 1915; photo spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk)