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.
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.
Eve Ensler, best known for her play “The Vagina Monologues,” is an American playwright, performer, and activist.
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.
Rachel Corrie was killed after being run over by a bulldozer driven by an Israeli soldier as she protested the demolition of Palestinian homes.
Jessie Daniel Ames was a prominent player in the fight both for women’s rights and for an end to lynching in the South.