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Peacemaker Heroes

Abigail Disney
is a philanthropist and documentary filmmaker who focuses on social issues.

Abraham Lincoln
led with wisdom, humility, selflessness and generosity of spirit as 16th President of the US.

Albert Baez
was a prominent Mexican American physicist and pacifist.

Alfred Nobel
founded the Nobel Prize Organization.

Amr Khaled
is an influential Egyptian Muslim television preacher who works for peace.

Amy Biehl
gave her life to ending apartheid in South Africa.

Andrei Sakharov
was a Russian Nobel Peace Prize winner devoted to justice and human rights.

Andrew Greene Jr.
of Sierra Leone teaches the world about peace.

Archbishop Oscar Romero
was a passionate voice of hope, peace and justice in war-torn El Salvador.

was a fierce warrior-king who changed his ways and became a beloved peacemaker.

Atsuko Shiwaku
set up the International Intercultural Mural Exchange Project to promote peaceful coexistence.

Aung San Suu Kyi
continues to work for peace and freedom for her country of Burma.

Azim Khamisa
founded the Tariq Khamisa Foundation to encourage forgiveness.

Barack Obama
was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for his commitment and efforts to promote peace in the world.

Bayard Rustin
was an important leader in the U.S. Civil Rights movement.

Benjamin Franklin
was a scientist, inventor, visionary, statesman and philosopher.

was named 'Uganda's Woman of the Year' in 1994 for her efforts to negotiate peace in Uganda.

Bob Marley
had a vision of One World, One Love.

Chief Arvol Looking Horse
appeals to indigenous voices
across the world to bring peace.

Coalition of Women
for Peace

aims to make women a key part of the peace process in the Middle East.

Corbin Harney
has spread a message
of peace throughout
the world.

Craig Kielburger
believes kids can change the world.

Dan Eldon
inspired Kathy Eldon with his art, his poetry and his life.

Daniel Ellsberg
works to promote peace on the planet.

Daniel Libeskind
is an architect whose work inspires peace.

Daniel Pearl
was a Wall Street Journal reporter who reported the news with courage, integrity, and intelligence.

Desmond Tutu
worked to end apartheid in South Africa and encourages forgiveness.

Dolores Huerta
is a civil rights activist who worked with Cesar Chavez to found the United Farm Workers (United Farm Workers)

Dr. Arnold Noyek, founder of CISEPO
the Canada International Scientific Exchange Program

Dr. Caldicott
has been a lifelong anti-nuclear activist.

Dr. Ed Gragert
works towards peace and global education.

Dr. Fareed Zakaria
offers the world a rare perspective on East-West relations.

Dr. Hawa Abdi
is a Somali doctor, human rights activist and nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Dr. Jeni Stepanek
is interviewed by MY HERO's Slater Jewell-Kemker.

Eboo Patel: Helping young people champion religious tolerance
founded the Interfaith Youth Core to defend religious diversity.

Elie Wiesel
is a Holocaust survivor and author, whose work spreads a message of peace.

Elie Wiesel
wrote the famous Holocaust memoir Night.

Emily Greene Balch
received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946.

Evgeny Alexeevich Gerzhov
that living in peace with other countries is absolutely necessary.

Fambul Tok
is a community reconciliation program that means 'Family Talk'.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The New Dealer
guided the United States through the Great Depression and World War II.

Fridtjof Nansen
was a scientist, explorer, humanitarian and diplomat.

Friends Without Borders
is building peace through children's heartfelt letters to one another in India and Pakistan.

Funkor Child Art Center
works with many national and international organizations around the world to provide children with art and books.

Garry Davis
declared himself the first official world citizen.

Gerson Andres Florez Perez
was nominated
for the Nobel Peace
Prize at age 16.

Gibran Kahlil Gibran
was a Lebanese poet, artist and philosopher who is third after Shakespeare and Lao-Tsu.

Greg Mortenson
promotes peace by building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

work of art evokes
peace worldwide.

Hadraawi (Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame)
is a powerful voice for peace in his country.

Harry Patch
was a WWI veteran who spoke out against war.

Harvey Milk
was the first openly gay politician and worked to gain equal rights for the LGBT community.

Hassan 2
was a monarch who worked for peace in the Middle East

Henry Dunant
was the founder of the International Red Cross.

Hugo Grotius
was a scholar who advocated for peace between nations based on natural law and reason.

Ibrahim Alex Bangura
music that sends a
message of peace
and tolerance.

Jane Addams
was a leading reformist and peace advocate.

Jason Crowe
received the UN's
Global Peace &
Tolerance Award.

Jehan Sadat
is a leader for peace
and women's rights in Egypt.

Jimmy Carter
For as long as she can remember, Sherry Lansing has considered President Carter her hero.

Jimmy Carter
has dedicated his life to humanitarian and philanthropic causes and to a peaceful world.

John McCrae
was a Canadian soldier, doctor, author, artist, and renowed WWI poet.

John Wallach
helps young people learn to make friends of enemies.

Kim Dae-Jung
brought democracy and economic stability to South Korea.

Kimmie Weeks
survived the war in Liberia and now works to rebuild communities in war-torn countries.

Kofi Annan
is an honored freedom and peacemaker hero.

Le Ly Hayslip
is a humanitarian, memoirist, and powerful peacemaker.

Leo Tolstoy
influenced Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Linus Pauling
won one undivided Nobel Prize for chemistry and one for peace.

Loung Ung
from Cambodia is a national spokesperson for a landmine-free world.

Lyndon Harris: People Making a Difference
founded The Gardens of Forgiveness Project.

Mahatma Gandhi
led India to independence through peaceful means.

Malika Sanders
was born into the Civil Rights Movement and continues work today.

Marc Dullaert
is the founder of the International Children's Peace Prize.

Marc Kielburger
is a human rights activist who has dedicated his life to helping others.

Marianne Williamson
is the founder of the Department of Peace Campaign.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
lived a life of forgiveness with strength and fearlessness.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
inspired Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
brought change through non-violence. by Nick Campbell from Juneau, Alaska

Mattie Stepanek
is a hero to people of all ages around the world.

Mattie Stepanek:
For Our World

Mattie's poems of peace and hope have touched millions of lives

Mikhail Gorbachev
helped melt the ice of the Cold War.

Mohamed Anwar El Sadat
risked his life for peace.

Mohamed Sidibay
speaks out to give a name and a face behind the stories of child soldiers.

Mohamed Sidibay
is a youth reporter who is committed to making a difference in the world.

Mohandas K. Gandhi
used non-violence to free India from British rule.

Nelson Mandela
is Muhammad Ali's hero because he understands what it means to fight against enormous odds

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
dedicated his life to abolishing apartheid and establishing a democracy in South Africa.

Nickole Evans
is using technology for peace.

Oprah Winfrey
was honored by the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity .

Oscar Arias Sanchez
won a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to establish peace in Central America.

Peace Children
voted overwhelmingly for peace and change.

Peace It Together
empowers youth to promote peace.

Peace Palace
International Court Of Justice

seeks global peace and justice by settling disputes between countries.

Peace Pilgrim
(Mildred Norman Ryder)

walked over 25,000 miles for peace.

PeaceJam Foundation
Students from around the world focus on a Global Call to Action for peace on the anniversary of 9/11.

Playing For Real
Reggie McBride & Mark Johnson make Peace through Music with Playing for Change.

Pope Francis
cares for the poor and works for peace.

Pope John Paul II
was one of the most widely travelled and influential leaders of the 20th century.

is working for change
in the Balkans.

Ralph Bunche
was a diplomat and teacher who won a Nobel Peace Prize.

Rigoberta Menchu Tum
was the first Guatemalan to
receive the Nobel
Peace Prize.

Romeo Alain Dallaire
is a celebrated humanitarian for his work during the Rwandan genocide.

Ron Kovic
was honored at the MY HERO Celebration of Peace om 2013

Ron Kovic
has worked for peace for over four decades.

Roshi Bernie Glassman
peace in using
Zen to help

Ruty Hotzen
inspires students from around the world through Talking Kites, iEARN.

Ryuichi Hirokawa
photographer who illuminates the needs of children in crisis.

Sadako Sasaki
inspired an international peace movement.

Saint Francis of Assisi
was a true example of harmonious existence on Earth.

Sarah Winnemucca
was an advocate for Paiute rights and the first Native American woman to publish a book.

Sergio Vieira de Mello
was a Brazilian UN diplomat remembered for his courageous dedication for peace.

Shirin Ebadi
is a human rights activist who works to promote peace.

Slater Jewell-Kemker
is an award-winning student reporter and filmmaker who works for a better environment and for peace.

Stephanie Hope Smith
works as a neutral mediator for Native American tribes.

Susana Trimarco nominated
for Nobel Peace Prize

fights against human trafficking in Argentina

The Art Miles Mural Project
Joanne Tawfilis

teaches respect and understanding through art.

The Everest Peace Project
promotes peace, teamwork, and cultural understanding.

The Fourteenth Dalai Lama
lives peace and is a pillar of integrity to many people.

Theodore Roosevelt
won the Nobel Prize for Peace for brokering a treaty between Japan and Russia.

UWC Initiative for Peace
brings together teens from India and Pakistan to discuss nuclear disarmament.

Winston Churchill
was one of the first to recognize and warn others of Hitler's danger to freedom and human rights.

Womens Peace Movement of Liberia
stopped the violence in through peaceful means.

Yitzhak Rabin
made peace a priority as the leader of Israel.

Yuri Mason
shared her love of life and peace through the power of her paintings.


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