Sulak Sivaraksa is a Thai Buddhist social activist who has founded a number of organizations focusing on interfaith work to promote global change.
Ouyporn Khuankaew (b. 1963)
Ouyporn Khankaew is a Thai feminist trainer who works to help women, LGBT individuals, and people living with HIV, incorporating Buddhism into her work.
Peacemaker and author Daniel Buttry profiles Joanna Macy, a self-identified “eco-philosopher,” Buddhist scholar and teacher who bridges East and West.
Aung San Suu Kyi (b. 1945)
Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese activist and politician who won a seat in Parliament after 15 years under house arrest for opposition to Burmese dictatorship.
Maha Ghosananda (1929-2007)
Maha Ghosananda was a Cambodian Buddhist monk who led peace walks during the reign of the Khmer Rouge, a violent insurgency that led a genocidal program.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Peacemaker and author Daniel Buttry profiles Vietnamese Buddhist Thich Nhat Hanh, including his exploration of ways of reconciling Christianity and Buddhism.
(304-232 B.C.E.) ￼￼￼One must not exalt one’s creed discrediting all others, nor must one degrade these others without legitimate reasons. One must, on the contrary, render to other creeds the honor befitting them. —Ashoka Ashoka was the Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty whose religious conversion to Buddhism led to such a transformation that the one who […]
The Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso has been a lifelong advocate for the Tibetan people as their 14th Dalai Lama. He also strives toward global peace and harmony.