Beloved Peacemaker and Poet of Somalia
HADRAAWI (MOHAMED IBRAHIM WARSAME)
|Abigail Disney is a philanthropist and documentary filmmaker who focuses on social issues.||Abraham Lincoln led with wisdom, humility, selflessness and generosity of spirit as 16th President of the US.||Amy Biehl gave her life to ending apartheid in South Africa.||Andrei Sakharov was a Russian Nobel Peace Prize winner devoted to justice and human rights.||Andrew Greene Jr. of Sierra Leone teaches the world|
|Archbishop Oscar Romero was a passionate voice of hope, peace and justice in war-torn El Salvador.|
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|BETTY BIGOMBE was named 'Uganda's Woman of the Year' in 1994 for her efforts to negotiate peace in Uganda.||Bob Marley had a vision of One World, One Love.||Chief Arvol Looking Horse appeals to indigenous voices |
across the world to bring peace.
|China Jails Peace Prize Supporter |
|Coalition of Women |
for Peace aims to make women a key part of the peace process in the Middle East.
|Corbin Harney has spread a message|
of peace throughout
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|Dr. Caldicott has been a lifelong anti-nuclear activist.||Dr. Ed Gragert works towards peace and global education.||Dr. Fareed Zakaria offers the world a rare perspective on East-West relations.||Dr. Hawa Abdi is a Somali doctor, human rights activist and nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.||Dr. Jeni Stepanek is interviewed by MY HERO's Slater Jewell-Kemker.||Driuni Jakani: He's raising hope in southern Sudan by boosting crop yields - and women's rights|
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|Funkor Child Art Center workds with many national and international organizations around the world to provide children with art and books.||Garry Davis declared himself the first official world citizen.||Gerson Andres Florez Perez was nominated |
for the Nobel Peace
Prize at age 16.
|Greg Mortenson promotes peace by building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.||Guernica Picasso's |
work of art evokes
|Hadraawi (Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame) is a powerful voice for peace in his country.|
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music that sends a
message of peace
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|Jason Crowe received the UN's |
Global Peace &
|Jehan Sadat is a leader for peace |
and women's rights in Egypt.
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|Mattie Stepanek is a hero to people of all ages around the world.||Mattie Stepanek:|
For Our World Mattie's poems of peace and hope have touched millions of lives
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|My Hero & Childnet ask |
"How can we use the Internet
as a Tool for Peace and Hope?"
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International Court Of Justice seeks global peace and justice by settling disputes between countries.
|Peace Pilgrim walked over 25,000 miles for peace.||PeaceJam Foundation |
Students from around the world focus on a Global Call to Action for peace on the anniversary of 9/11.
|Playing For Real Reggie McBride & Mark Johnson make Peace through Music with Playing for Change-||Pope John Paul II was one of the most widely travelled and influential leaders of the 20th century.|
|Postpessimists is working for change |
in the Balkans.
|Rigoberta Menchu Tum was the first Guatemalan to |
receive the Nobel
|Romeo Alain Dallaire is a celebrated humanitarian for his work during the Rwandan genocide.||Ron Kovic has worked for peace for over three decades.||Roshi Bernie Glassman finds|
peace in using
Zen to help
|Ruty Hotzen inspires students from around the world through Talking Kites, iEARN.|
|Ryuichi Hirokawa photographer who illuminates the needs of children in crisis.||Sadako Sasaki inspired an international peace movement.||Sarah Winnemucca was an advocate for Paiute rights and the first Native American woman to publish a book.||Slater Jewell-Kemker is an award-winning student reporter and filmmaker who works for a better environment and for peace.||Stephanie Hope Smith works as a neutral mediator for Native American tribes.||The Art Miles Mural Project|
Joanne Tawfilis teaches respect and understanding through art.
|The Everest Peace Project promotes peace, teamwork, and cultural understanding.||Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Prize for Peace for brokering a treaty between Japan and Russia.||UWC Initiative for Peace brings together teens from India and Pakistan to discuss nuclear disarmament.||Winston Churchill was one of the first to recognize and warn others of Hitler's danger to freedom and human rights.||Womens Peace Movement of Liberia stopped the violence in through peaceful means.||Yitzhak Rabin made peace a priority as the leader of Israel.|
|Yuri Mason shared her love of life and peace through the power of her paintings.|
|A. Navoi wrote poetry over 500 years ago that has withstood the test of time.||Ada Aharoni works for peace between Israelis and Palestinians with poetry.||Alexander Pushkin was a Russian poet and writer who is beloved around the world.||Anna Akhmatova is considered one of Russia's best poets.||Carl Sandburg wrote poems, stories and nonfiction about Americans and American life.||Chairil Anwar was a beloved Indonesian poet.|
|Christine de Pisan was a 15th century French poet.||Dan Eldon inspired Kathy Eldon with his art, his poetry and his life.||Dante Alighieri contributed to Italian culture by his use of the Tuscan language instead of Latin.||Doreen Van Lee writes about her Chicago childhood.||Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss was an artist who also wrote charming, absurd rhymes.||DuBose Heyward Wrote most of the lyrics to the famous musical, 'Porgy and Bess.'|
|Dylan Thomas wrote: Life will carry on, always with the same vigor.||Edgar Allan Poe was a renowned poet who overcame many hardships including depression.||Edna St. Vincent Millay was a popular and critically acclaimed poet.||Emily Elizabeth Dickinson wrote nearly 2,000 poems in her lifetime.||Emma Lazarus was an advocate for immigrants' rights and wrote the poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty.||Federico Garcia Lorca: His Life in Brief|
|France Preseren is the Slovene national poet and inspired Slovene literature.||Hadraawi (Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame) is a powerful voice for peace in his country.||Henry Rago was a Poet and Professor whose poetry stands the test of time.||Homer is the author of the Illiad and the Odyssey and the greatest ancient Greek epic poet.||Ilse Bing was a remarkable poet and photographer. Her works withstand the test of time.||Isaac Rosenberg was a poet of the Great War.|
|Jack Prelutsky is a beloved children's book author, and the first Children's Poet Laureate||John McCrae was a Canadian soldier, doctor, author, artist, and renowed WWI poet.||Khwajeh Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafez-e Shirazi is a renowned Iranian poet.||Langston Hughes was nicknamed the Poet Laureate of Harlem.||Li Bai is often |
referred to as
the 'God of Poets'
|Lydia Maria Child wrote brilliantly to advocate for the abolition of slavery.|
|Mahmoud Darwish was a beloved Palestinian poet.||Maria Josephine Barrios Filipina poet and activist||Mariama Khan writes poetry to champion the cause of the voiceless.||Marina Tsvetaeva was a Russian poet and writer who candidly wrote about love and revolution.||Mattie Stepanek is a hero to people of all ages around the world.||Maya Angelou is a beloved female author and poet.|
|Naguib Mahfouz was the first Arab to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.||Ntozake Shange is the inventor of the choreopoem.||Ogden Nash is a favorite American poet of light verse.||Pablo Neruda is the most widely read Latin-American poet.||Paul Laurence Dunbar was an African-American poet of the nineteenth century.||Phillis Wheatley was the first distinguished African-American poet.|
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|Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz was a poet, scholar and early feminist in colonial Mexico.||Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) is an acclaimed children's author and poet.||W.E.B. Dubois was a leading 19th century writer and scholar.||William Shakespeare wrote plays & poetry that continue to have a lasting effect on readers all over the world.|