Peacemaker Profiles

Intriguing profiles of nonviolent activists, peace advocates and heroes

The world is troubled now and has been troubled in many earlier eras. In these profiles, you will meet men and women who were not afraid of the worst that humans can unleash through ignorance or ill will. These are individuals who agonized over the tragedies they encountered in the world. Sometimes they were terrified, too, but ultimately their faith in a wide range of religious and ethical traditions won out in their lives. They summoned the courage to make peace.

These profiles come directly from a book I wrote called Blessed are the Peacemakers. These articles are only a sample of the over 60 profiles of peacemakers found in my book. Blessed are the Peacemakers features well-know heroes like Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., but is mainly a book meant to report the largely unknown story of how peacemakers from a diversity of backgrounds and spiritualities have shaped our 20th and 21st centuries.

Please explore this list of great individuals, and if you are interested in meeting more people like this, check out my book.

Peacemaker Profiles

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  • Gustavo Gutiérrez
  • Jeannette Rankin
  • Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
  • Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama
  • Shirin Ebadi
  • Diane Nash
  • Leymah Gbowee