Messiahs of the World

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Mahatma Gandhi

A pioneer of satyagraha, or resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience— a philosophy firmly founded upon ahimsa, or total nonviolence - Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

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Mahatma Gandhi
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14th Dalai Lama

The 14th Dalai Lama, the exiled religious and political leader of Tibet, was named the 1989 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his nonviolent campaign over nearly 40 years to end China's domination of his homeland. He said once, "Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength."

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14th Dalai Lama
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Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King, Jr.was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.He is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.

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Martin Luther King
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Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India in 1950, she was of Albanian ethnicity. For over 45 years she ministered in her own way to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries. Following her death she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta and was also awarded the Bharat Ratna and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

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Mother Teresa
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Bishop Desmond Tutu

Desmond Mpilo Tutu is a South African activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. Tutu has been active in the defense of human rights and uses his high profile to campaign for the oppressed. He has campaigned to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, homophobia, transphobia, poverty and racism. Tutu received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986, the Pacem in Terris Award in 1987, the Sydney Peace Prize (1999) the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2005.

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Bishop Desmond Tutu
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Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese opposition politician and the General Secretary of the National League for Democracy.The Nobel Peace Prize 1991 was awarded to Aung San Suu Kyi for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights.

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Aung San Suu Kyi
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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (b.18 July 1918) served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, and was the first South African president to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. The Nobel Peace Prize 1993 was awarded jointly to Nelson Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa.

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Nelson Mandela
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Bob Geldof

This leader of a small english punk band raised $150 million in 1985 to feed the starving people of Africa. In 2005, he raised $150 Billion from the G8 nations to further his cause to end the aids epidemic and starvation. Mr. Geldof exemplifies human greatness without personal benefit. He is one of the great world citizens in history!

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Bob Geldof
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Oskar Schindler

Oskar Schindler risked his life and out-witted Hitler to save more than 1200 jews from dieing in nazi death camps. Today there are more than 7,000 decendants from the people whose lives were saved by Schindler.

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Oskar Schindler
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Alfred Nobel

Though he invented dynamite, his dedication to peace and human advancement will eternally be embedded in history through his generosity of Nobel prizes. The world was graced with Alfred Nobel.

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Alfred Nobel
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