HEROES OF FAITH HERO:
MARY BAKER EDDY
|Abraham is considered the father of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.||Amy Biehl gave her life to ending apartheid in South Africa.||Anne Frank 'I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.'||Archbishop Oscar Romero was a passionate voice of hope, peace and justice in war-torn El Salvador.||Augustine Tolton: Black Priest's Story |
Unknown to Many was the first black Catholic priest in the United States.
|Bahá'u'lláh believes in the importance of meditation and prayer...|
|Buddha : Siddartha Gautama founded Buddhism.||Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Mbacké was a beloved Senegalese spiritual leader and guide.||Clark and Melinda Vaughn founded For His Children to care for abandoned children in Ecuador.||Clive Staples Lewis wrote the Chronicles of Narnia series as well many other books.||Corrie Ten Boom risked her life to help hundreds of Jews escape during WWII.||Dalai Lama is the religious leader of Tibet and an emblem of Tibet's hopes for freedom.|
|David Livingstone was a famous missionary of the nineteenth century.||Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German pastor and martyr of the Holocaust.||Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays mentored Reverend Calvin O. Butts, who is now pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, NY.||Enoch was so faithful according to the Bible that God summoned him to heaven.||Eric Liddell was an Olympic champion who held fast to his Christian beliefs.||Erik Weihenmayor inspires those who have discovered his heroic journey.|
|Fateme was the prophet Mohammad's daughter and a leader to the people.||Father Joseph DeVeuster selflessly helped the leprosy patients in Moloka`i.||Florence Nightingale revolutionized nursing.||Gladys Aylward led 100 orphaned Chinese children to safety during the Second Sino-Japanese War.||Guru Nanak was the founder of Sikhism.||Immaculee Ilibagiza demonstrates the power of forgiveness.|
|James Yee |
promotes diversity, tolerance and religious freedom.
|Jesus Christ was a prophet and is venerated as the Son of God in the Christian religion.||Joan of Arc was poet Christine de Pisan's hero.||John Flynn dedicated his life to improving life for people living in the Australian Outback.||Kateri Tekakwitha was an early convert to Cathlicism and has been beatified.||Kathy Eldon inspired by her son, works for peace and tolerance.|
|Krishna is one of the most beloved figures in the Hindu religion.||Louis Zamperini is a WW2 prisoner of war survivor who forgave his tormentor and inspires others to forgive.||Martin Luther King, Jr. lived a life of forgiveness with strength and fearlessness.||Mary Baker Eddy was the founder of Christian Science.||Mary McLeod Bethune used |
education to help
in the fight for racial and gender equality.
|Moses led the Jews from slavery and gave them religious laws.|
|Mother Teresa gained international prominence as a modern-day saint.||Muhammad the Prophet is the religious leader of Islam.||Native American Spirituality comes in myriad forms.||Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela dedicated his life to abolishing apartheid and establishing a democracy in South Africa.||Nick Vujicic went from a life without limbs to a life without limits.||Pope John Paul II was one of the most widely travelled and influential leaders of the 20th century.|
|Regina Jonas was the first woman ever to be ordained as a rabbi.||Rev. James Reeb worked for equal rights for all.||Reverend John Harper was a pastor who died trying to save others on the Titanic.||Reverend Peter Nguyen Van Hung works to end human trafficking of Vietnamese women workers and brides.||Roshi Bernie Glassman finds|
peace in using
Zen to help
|Roxanne Kremer works with the Mestizo Indians of the Peruvian rainforest to save pink dolphins.|
|Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini became the first American citizen to be canonized.||Saint Francis of Assisi was a true example of harmonious existence on Earth||Shri Yogeshwarji |
was a poet and spiritual leader
|Sister Margaret Scheetz founded Beatitude House for homeless women and children.||Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz couldn't live |
|Susanna Wesley is known as the Mother of Methodism.|
|Swami Vivekananda was a Vedanta sage, prophet and teacher.|
|Benjamin Franklin was a scientist, inventor, visionary, statesman and philosopher.||Clive Staples Lewis wrote the Chronicles of Narnia series as well many other books.||Confucius was a religious philosopher of ancient China.||Edgar Allan Poe was a writer and poet who explored psychology and science in his works.||Grace Lee Boggs has advocated for marginalized people for over 70 years||Henry David Thoreau was|
a naturalist, social philosopher and writer.
|Hugo Grotius was a scholar who advocated for peace between nations based on natural law and reason.||HYPATIA OF ALEXANDRIA she taught mathematics and natural philosophy over 1500 years ago||Morris S. Schwartz was a professor who taught us how to live life with joy.||Plato was a great thinker, philosopher, teacher and advocate for human rights.||Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence for the United States||Will Rogers was a beloved humorist and humanitarian.|