|Mohandas Gandhi||Martin Luther King||Nelson Mandela|
|Kofi Annan||Dorothy Day||Mother Teresa|
|George Soros||Bill & Melinda Gates||Aung San Suu Kyi|
Visit my music heroes page to see activists in that field, like Bono, Ben Harper, Bob Dylan, and more.
Here's a link to the "30 of the Most Influential Women of the Millennium."
The list of Nobel Peace Prize winners, which is pretty good but through a twist of timing slighted Gandhi in 1948.
You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for
an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I say to you, Do not resist one who
is evil. But if any one strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the
other also; and if any one would sue you and take your coat, let him have
your cloak as well; and if any one forces you to go one mile, go with
him two miles. Give to him who begs from you, and do not refuse him who
would borrow from you. You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love
your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your
Father who is in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on
the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
Matthew 5:38:45 RSV