"The first women rabbi in the world."
HEROES OF FAITH HERO:
|Abraham is considered the father of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.||Amy Biehl gave her life to ending apartheid in South Africa.||Anne Frank 'I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.'||Archbishop Oscar Romero was a passionate voice of hope, peace and justice in war-torn El Salvador.||Augustine Tolton: Black Priest's Story |
Unknown to Many was the first black Catholic priest in the United States.
|Bahá'u'lláh believes in the importance of meditation and prayer...|
|Buddha : Siddartha Gautama founded Buddhism.||Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Mbacké was a beloved Senegalese spiritual leader and guide.||Clark and Melinda Vaughn founded For His Children to care for abandoned children in Ecuador.||Clive Staples Lewis wrote the Chronicles of Narnia series as well many other books.||Corrie Ten Boom risked her life to help hundreds of Jews escape during WWII.||Dalai Lama is the religious leader of Tibet and an emblem of Tibet's hopes for freedom.|
|David Livingstone was a medical missionary who explored Africa and spoke out against slavery.||Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German pastor and martyr of the Holocaust.||Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays mentored Reverend Calvin O. Butts, who is now pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, NY.||Enoch was so faithful according to the Bible that God summoned him to heaven.||Eric Liddell was an Olympic champion who held fast to his Christian beliefs.||Erik Weihenmayor inspires those who have discovered his heroic journey.|
|Fateme was the prophet Mohammad's daughter and a leader to the people.||Father Joseph DeVeuster selflessly helped the leprosy patients in Moloka`i.||Florence Nightingale revolutionized nursing.||Gladys Aylward led 100 orphaned Chinese children to safety during the Second Sino-Japanese War.||Glenn Cunningham was an American long distance runner who overcame tremendous challenges.||Guru Nanak was the founder of Sikhism.|
|Immaculee Ilibagiza demonstrates the power of forgiveness.||James Yee |
promotes diversity, tolerance and religious freedom.
|Jesus Christ was a prophet and is venerated as the Son of God in the Christian religion.||Joan of Arc was poet Christine de Pisan's hero.||John Flynn dedicated his life to improving life for people living in the Australian Outback.||Kateri Tekakwitha was an early convert to Cathlicism and has been beatified.|
|Kathy Eldon inspired by her son, works for peace and tolerance.||Krishna is one of the most beloved figures in the Hindu religion.||Louis Zamperini is a WW2 prisoner of war survivor who forgave his tormentor and inspires others to forgive.||Martin Luther King, Jr. lived a life of forgiveness with strength and fearlessness.||Mary Baker Eddy was the founder of Christian Science.||Mary McLeod Bethune used education to help in the fight for racial and gender equality.|
|Moses led the Jews from slavery and gave them religious laws.||Mother Teresa gained international prominence as a modern-day saint.||Muhammad the Prophet is the religious leader of Islam.||Native American Spirituality comes in myriad forms.||Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela dedicated his life to abolishing apartheid and establishing a democracy in South Africa.||Nick Vujicic went from a life without limbs to a life without limits.|
|Peace Pilgrim |
(Mildred Norman Ryder) walked over 25,000 miles for peace.
|Pierre Toussaint was a former slave who was beloved for his charitable works.||Pope John Paul II was one of the most widely travelled and influential leaders of the 20th century.||Regina Jonas was the first woman ever to be ordained as a rabbi.||Rev. James Reeb worked for equal rights for all.||Reverend John Harper was a pastor who died trying to save others on the Titanic.|
|Reverend Peter Nguyen Van Hung works to end human trafficking of Vietnamese women workers and brides.||Roshi Bernie Glassman finds|
peace in using
Zen to help
|Roxanne Kremer works with the Mestizo Indians of the Peruvian rainforest to save pink dolphins.||Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini became the first American citizen to be canonized.||Saint Francis of Assisi was a true example of harmonious existence on Earth.||Sandy Koufax is the youngest player ever to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.|
|Shri Yogeshwarji |
was a poet and spiritual leader
|Sister Margaret Scheetz founded Beatitude House for homeless women and children.||Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz couldn't live |
|Susanna Wesley is known as the Mother of Methodism.||Swami Vivekananda was a Vedanta sage, prophet and teacher.||Thomas Garrett risked his wealth to help run the Underground Railroad.|
|William Wilberforce was influential in the abolition of the slave trade and of slavery in the British Empire|
|Eunice Kennedy Shriver dedicated her life to raising awareness and creating opportunities for the intellectually disabled.||FilmAid International educates, informs and to brings hope and joy to thousands of refugees.||Frances Moore Lappe is a passionate and pioneering thinker, world changer, and activist in many movements.||Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The New Dealer guided the United States through the Great Depression and World War II.||Grace is a championship-winning Special Olympics athlete who teaches us to reach for our dreams, in spite of limitations.||Jack Reece helps a Noah's Ark of animals in India|
|Jim Coplin inspires his friend, Shauna, by the way he lives his life.||Liz Murray |
against all odds believed in herself and persevered in her studies to become a student at Harvard.
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Peaceful freedom fighter and civil rights activist||Mary Spaulding inspires her fellow college friend with her determination.||Michelle Obama is commited to the health of children and veterans.||Mohammed Bah Abba invented a refrigeration device that is not dependent on electricity.|
|Oprah Winfrey's Leadership Academy for Girls has opened up opportunities to South African girls.||Our Hero|
Barack Obama instills inner city youth with confidence to get involved and make a difference.
|Pat Tillman will be remembered for his bravery and love of country.||Ron Reagan Jr. has the courage to speak out for what he believes.||Rudy Giuliani gained international attention and honor for his heroism on September 11, 2001.||Sherry Lansing , one of Hollywood's top executives, resigned in order to do more humanitarian efforts.|
|Solar power: cheap electricity for world's poor||Solar-powered phones recharge Kenya's conversations||The Concept of Heroes is the topic of Elie Wiesel's essay, published in My Hero Extraordinary People on the Heroes Who Inspire Them||The Gift of The Magi is a story about love.||The Hero in Pop Culture|
~ Stories That Inspire explores what makes a classic story.
|Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Prize for Peace for brokering a treaty between Japan and Russia.|
|Young Heroes Children from all walks of life can be heroes|