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Miami Valley Peace Heroes Trail 

Lifting up peace heroes - for the next generation to learn how everyday people can succeed in making the world less violent and more just. Supporting peacebuilding through  Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and our peacebuilding partners.


Support Linus Pauling in the Peace Heroes Trail 2022

  

Supporters:


Diane Dover

$50


Kathleen Turner

$100


Gary Courts

$325


Kathleen Pennington

$25


Mike Nelson

$100


Gary Courts

$100



Lynn Buffington

glad of his efforts for nuclear non-proliferation (and on the nature of the chemical bond and the alpha helix in proteins - accomplishments that gave him a wider audience for his peace efforts). He and his wife were members of a Unitarian congregation for some time.

$25


Tom and Sheila Adams

$50


Alice Diebel

$100


Ria Megnin

$25


William Ross

Thanks for educating me about this very influential peace hero.

$25


John Bierman

$100


Gary Courts

$100


Catherine Queener

Nobel Peace Prize for opposition to weapons of mass destruction in 1962. After he won the Nobel for Chemistry 8 years earlier!

$25


Linus Pauling 

“The only sane policy for the world is that of abolishing war.” (Nobel Lecture)


Unitarian Linus Pauling was the only recipient of two undivided two Nobel Prizes: Chemistry (1954) and Peace (1962). He received the Peace Prize for his advocacy to rid the world of weapons of mass destruction.

Why I selected Dr. Pauling: As a retired biology teacher I have always admired Dr. Pauling’s pioneering work as a molecular biologist. Though he received public criticism for being a “peacenik” he did not back down as an activist for the elimination of nuclear weapons. During the 1960’s he actively opposed and spoke out against the Vietnam war.

Web references:

Facts on his life and achievements: nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/1962/pauling/facts/

Biography:       

profiles.nim.nih.gov/spotlight/mm/feature/biographical-overview             

Biography and additional references:

britannica.com/biography/Linus-Pauling  

Videos:

Chemistry laureate who went on to receive the Peace Peace Prize:

youtube.com/watch?v=a8-Gh7dHiAA     

1983 TV interview:

youtube.com/watch?v=WHzG3nTA27M                

Photo: From Wikepedia


Thank you for supporting peacebuilding and the Miami Valley Peace Heroes Trail! 

Team Members

Gary Courts

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