John Hume

1963 2000 ELIZABETH O'KANE

Statesman, peacemaker, civil rights leader
1937 – 2020

Bronze
74 x 73 x 45 cm
2021

Commissioned by the Department of Foreign Affairs
Four bronze castings were made for these locations:
Gardens of the Residence of The Irish Ambassador, Washington DC, USA
Embassy of Ireland, London
The European Parliament, Brussels
Iveagh House, Dublin

John Hume, an Irish nationalist politician from Derry, was as one of the main architects of the Northern Ireland peace process, and was was the only person ever to receive the three major peace awards – the Nobel Peace Prize, the Martin Luther King Award, and The Gandhi Peace Prize.
“Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict. The answer to difference is to respect it.”

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