One person in
Ohio decided to build a school for children
in Vietnam. It took her two years. She was 12 years old.
This is how she got started:...
"My classmates and I gathered
school supplies and toys for the Vietnamese school children and
my grandmother brought back pictures of the children receiving our gifts.
I will never forget the faces of
the children. I promised myself then that one day when I was a little
older I would build a school in Vietnam."
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Ida B. Wells spent only the first six months of her life as a slave, but she spent the rest of it fighting for the rights of freed blacks and justice for all others.
Tiramakan was a wise man who lived during the 12th
Century among the Manding people in the kingdom of Soundjata Keita. The
countries of Mali, Guinea, the Ivory Coast, and Burkina Faso on the
western side of Africa now occupy this area. During a conflict with the
Djolof tribe in the neighboring kingdom (now Senegal), Tiramakan was
asked to negotiate a peace treaty. He calmed the warriors, and showed
the opposing sides what they shared in common. Tiramakan was a peace
hero whose courage to make his world better is celebrated today in folk
List of peace
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list of peace heroes is growing larger every day.
Some are famous, some are not; some of their work is public and known
around the world; some are little known outside their own small circles.
Some take great personal risks; some work quietly with letters and
silent protest; some teach and inspire. Every action, small or large,
quiet or not --- is significant to make the beginning of substantial
change for the better. Be inspired to create the Future. As Julia
Butterfly Hill states, "Do Something."
Are they famous people from
long ago? Stories in a book? Celebrities? Or humble people who live
nearby? Someone who, as they say in Ireland, has "converted"
from violence to non-violence? Someone who stopped a fight? Stopped a war?
Prevented an argument from escalating to violence?
The global list
of peace heroes is growing larger every day.
Consider how peace heroes
anywhere --- in your family, your neighborhood, your country, or anywhere
on the planet --- demonstrate the courage, will and desire to make a
positive change for a better world for everyone.
Other historic peace heroes include
John Newton, Mahatma Gandhi of India, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
from the United States, and Princess Diana from the United Kingdom.
Examples of contemporary peace
heroes include Mairead Corrigan
Maguire from Ireland, Mordechai
Vanunu from Israel, Craig
Keilburger from Canada, and Julia
Butterfly Hill from the United States. Do others come to mind? Perhaps
John Lennon, Jesse Jackson, Jimmy
Carter, Thich Nhat Hanh. And many others, some without celebrity,
without famous names or publicity --- Ginetta
Sagan, Jean Knudsen
Hoffman, Suzanne Big Crow,
and many others, including Mary
MacMakin who is working to provide food and work-training for widows
in Afghanistan and Pakistan. This list could include nearly everyone on
earth, if all stories could be told.
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