Walker, Brian W.
Brian W. Walker was born in 1930. Along with several colleagues, he helped to found the New Ulster Movement (NUM) in 1969. The purpose of this group was not to create a new political party, but to provide a platform for non-partisan, non-sectarian solutions to the emerging Troubles in Northern Ireland. In 1970, the Alliance party grew out of the NUM, although Walker never joined. He remained in the NUM until 1973-4, when he became the head of Oxfam. Walker was also involved in other activist groups that promoted peace in Northern Ireland. These groups included the United Nations Association of the UK, Peace Point, the Corrymeela Centre, and the Movement for Peace. In his personal life, Walker was a lifelong Methodist until his conversion to Quakerism in 1972.
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