The young Andrew Benson Greene, Jr. is a powerful model of peace in his home country of Sierra Leone. Though his life has been surrounded with violence and war, Andrew continually has chose to pursue […]
With patience, wisdom and a willingness to sacrifice for others, Nelson Mandela led a movement to unify a divided nation and reconcile decades of pain and racism. Throughout his life, Mandela continuously chose to learn […]
At the age of 30, the newly appointed Chief Joseph of the Wallowa band of the Nez Perce had little idea that he would hold the fate and lives of his people and his culture. […]
In the mid 1990’s a small minority tribe living in the Niger River Delta stood up for their rights that had been taken by their government and by transnational oil companies. Because of their efforts, […]
In the mid 1990’s, a bright young youth made a global impact on Child Slavery. Iqbal Masih’s life was cut short just shy of 13 years but his powerful and eloquent speeches encouraged thousands of […]
In the face of great adversity, the words “Do not be afraid” could not have come from a more unlikely person. Her whole life had been lived under the tyrannical rule of a corrupt government that restricted and eliminated political opposition. Meet Asmaa Mahfouz; a small, young Egyptian woman who broke through the fear barrier that had kept a dictator in power for 30 years.
Tired of witnessing violence, seeing friends and family members killed and fearing for their own safety, youth from the most dangerous cities throughout Colombia began to rise up for peace in 1996. This was no […]
The civic, educational and religious freedoms many of our heroes fight for began with the dreams and declarations of Thomas Jefferson. Though primarily known for his inspirational and revolutionary arguments on behalf of American Democracy and his two terms as an American president, Thomas Jefferson’s greatest accomplishment was eloquently defining freedom, democracy and human rights for the entire world.
In no particular order, these inspiring people from around the world have caught our attention for their works on behalf of the human community in 2010. Read more about these amazing heroes by following the links to the source material.
A symbol of heroic and peaceful resistance in the face of opposition and an example of the power of the powerless. Daw Aung san Suu Kyi has given hope to the Burmese people over the last two decades. Hope that one day there will be an end to the military oppression in their country.