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Lutheran wins Peace Prize

The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize was presented to three women Oct. 7, including Leymah Gbowee, a Lutheran peacemaker, activist and mother from Liberia.

Gbowee led thousands of women to defy warlords and carry Liberia from a long-running civil war to peace in 2003.

"I had had enough of war," she told participants of the 2011 Women of the ELCA Triennial Gathering in Spokane, Wash., in July.

The other winners were Liberia's first elected female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen, who campaigns for peaceful, democratic change in the Arab world.


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