John Daido Loori was a deeply realized and compassionate teacher of Zen who dedicated his life to helping others to live in equanimity and compassion.
Guy Môquet is a symbol of French resistance and national pride after being executed by the occupying Germans. His final letter to his family is remembered across France.
Mum Shirl Smith helped young Aborigines in and out of prison. She gave them someone to call “mum”.
Vicente Ferrer helped millions of poor people in India by providing health care and rural development.
By the time Schweitzer was 30, he decided to commit his life to mankind and became a missionary in medicine.
Aimee Mullins is an amputee who speaks out for people with disabilities from a position of equality.
Giovanni fought the Mafia in Sicily and was killed for it. He believed any impact was worth the effort.
After escaping child slavery himself, Iqbal Masih joined the Bonded Labor Liberation Front (BLLF) of Pakistan to begin his fight against child labor.
Julia Hill is an environmental activist and motivational speaker whose call to adventure came with a car crash.