Well-known Louisville peace activist, author and Presbyterian minister dies

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by Melissa Swan

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 3, 2010 at 12:07 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 3 at 1:07 AM

(WHAS11)  A well-known Louisville peace activist, author and Presbyterian minister passed away Friday afternoon.
 

For several decades, George Edwards was seen and heard protesting war and taxes.  
 

Whenever you saw George marching for the causes he believed in, you usually saw his wife Jean at his side.
 

The Edwards’ also worked tirelessly to free William Gregory; a man wrongly accused of rape.
 

George Edwards was a professor of the New Testament at the Louisville Presbyterian Theological seminary for 25 years.
 

Friday night, Jean Edwards told WHAS11 that one of her favorite quotes about her husband is that he was “a scholar of non-violence.”
 

The family issued a statement tonight saying, in part, that Edwards  was “inspired by his incredible depth of knowledge and understanding of the teachings of Jesus Christ.”
 

George Edwards will be remembered as a loving husband, father and teacher who was dedicated to a lifelong ministry seeking justice, fairness, and peace.

He fearlessly challenged the conventions of militarism and inequality, inspired by his incredible depth of knowledge and understanding of the teachings of Jesus Christ.

George answered the call as a conscientious objector in 1940 and ever since, with 90 years of courage.

Funeral arrangements are pending.
 

George Edwards was 90 years old.

 

 

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