Bree Newsome is a young activist who removed the Confederate flag at the South Carolina Capitol Building after the shooting at a historical Black church.
Music Vision Week: Abrahamic Faiths
These featured peacemaking musicians reflect the diversity of the Abrahamic faiths: Pat Humphries & Sandy Opatow, Matisyahu, Emmanuel Jai, & Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens.
George Lakey (b. 1937)
George Lakey is a peace trainer and activist who founded Training for Change, an organization that trains leaders and groups in strategic nonviolent action.
Dorothy Day (1897-1980)
Dorothy Day was a pacifist activist and journalist who co-founded The Catholic Worker. She was a vocal nonviolent activist during several American wars.
Roger Williams (1603-1684)
Roger Williams a visionary early-American who advocated for religious liberty and separation of church and state. He founded Rhode Island in 1636 as a pure democracy.
Hildegard Goss-Mayr and Jean Goss (b.1930) (1912-1991)
Hildegard Goss-Mayr & Jean Goss left a lasting imprint on peace training in their process for developing strategies & their methods of teaching nonviolence.
Jerzy Popiełuszko (1947-1984)
Jerzy Popiełuszko was a preist involved in the historic nonviolent freedom movement known as Solidarity. Ultimately, he became a martyr for that revolution.
Peter Benenson (1921-2005)
In 1961, Peter Benenson was moved to action by a story in the newspaper. He founded Amnesty International, an organization working to ending human rights abuses.
Gustavo Parajón (1935-2011)
Gustavo Parajón was a renown medical aid worker, mediator, peace advocate, and pastor in Nicaragua, most notibly during the Nicaraguan Revolution.
Dom Hélder Câmara (1909-1999)
Dom Hélder Câmara was archbishop of Olinda and Recife during Brazil’s military dictatorship. A liberation theologian, he helped the poor organize for justice.