Margaret Laurence


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Margaret Laurence (née Jean Margaret Weymss) born Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada July 18, 1926 (d. 1987). Canadian author and peace activist. Leader of Project Ploughshares & Operation Dismantle against cruise missiles; Director of Energy Probe on nuclear power 1982-85. Publicly rebuked Prime Minister Trudeau for US military overflights. Co-founded Arts for Peace; sympathetically portrayed life in Ghana and Somaliland.


And may we learn
We are one People
In our only home
Earth. Amen.

(“Prayer for Peace”; portrait by Lezley Davidson)