Nobel Peace Prize

  • October 12, 2010

    Human rights groups are pressing China for the release of both Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo and his wife, who has been put under house arrest.

  • December 16, 2009

    In his Nobel Peace Prize speech, President Obama deftly distanced himself and his office from pacifist traditions as a President with responsibilities consistent with empire must do, says Gene Stoltzfus. But the challenge of peacemaking goes deeper than political machinations.

  • December 11, 2009

    Protesters turned out in force in New York and elsewhere yesterday to remind Nobel Peace Prize winner President Barack Obama that war is not justifiable, and to oppose his 30,000-strong troop surge in Afghanistan.

  • December 3, 2009

    Development and environment groups are urging President Obama, who is going to Copenhagen on 9 December, to return to the conference after collecting his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo.

  • October 10, 2009

    US President Barack Obama's Nobel Prize should inspire the young to be "bridge builders for understanding and reconciliation", says the head of the Lutheran World Federation.

  • October 9, 2009

    The US President Barack Obama has won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation”. Campaigners welcomed the news but urged Obama to live up to the Prize.

  • December 4, 2007

    Quakers are gearing up to celebrate the 60th anniversary of their award of the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • April 26, 2007

    Famous Irish peace activist Mairead Maguire has been hit with a rubber bullet fired by the Israeli military at a non-violent protest Ramallah on the West Bank.

  • December 13, 2006

    South African Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu says it is distressing that Israel blocked a planned mission by him and British professor Christine Chinkin to investigate the killing of 19 Palestinian civilians by Israeli shells - writes Peter Kenny for Ecumenical News International.

  • October 5, 2005

    Peace scholar and journalist Scott A. Hunt has predicted that this year's recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize will be U2 frontman and debt relief activist Bono (Paul David Hewson).