Peter Matheson is a retired Presbyterian minister. He was active in the Peace Movement in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Germany and New Zealand. He has written many articles and books on peace issues and in his historical work (some 14 books) has a particular focus on the the interface between spirituality, literature and history, and on the lives of women and radicals. He taught in the universities of Edinburgh, Otago and Melbourne. His own poetry has been published, and he is currently involved as President of the St Martin Island Community with issues of sustainability and opposition to deep sea oil drilling.
One of the judges for the Poems4Peace 2014 Poetry Competition.