Heroes of Forgiveness

26 Feb 2013

forgiveness4You can nominate a “Hero of Forgiveness”. The Candidate should have demonstrated profound and genuine forgiveness. The key criteria is the inspirational and motivational force of the act or acts. Will this act empower ordinary people to act in a similar manner? The person does not have to be known worldwide. It is important to hear how stories of forgiveness created a transformation in the individual involved and how this change has continued over time. How has forgiveness affected this person’s life on an ongoing basis? The stories are the key to the process of Forgiveness and Spiritual growth. Stories of ordinary people will present an example so that others can be inspired by and emulate.

All nominations must be accompanied by a documented story of forgiveness and transformation. We welcome any and all suggestions regarding the Heroes of Forgiveness award. Please submit by either calling (415) 927-3218, or mailing to 20 Sunnyside Avenue, Suite A 268, Mill Valley, CA 94942.


Mahatma Ghandi

(1869-1948), Indian nationalist leader, who established his country’s freedom through a nonviolent revolution and whose teachings inspired nonviolent movements elsewhere, notably in the United States under civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

Gandhi (1869-1948) biography
Gandhi: Century 2000 Man.
Gandhi Text Collection
Gandhi Ashram – his life and times.
M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
Martin Luther King, Jr.

 Martin Luther King, Jr.

(1929-1968), American clergyman, one of the principal leaders of the civil rights movement in the United States and a prominent advocate of nonviolent protest. King’s challenges to segregation and racial discrimination helped convince many white Americans to support the cause of civil rights in the United States.


The King Center
Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project
The Life and Works of Dr. King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Audio Page
Dr. King, Jr. National Historic Site
Dr. Martin Luther King Timeline
Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – bio, pics, and speeches.
Dr.  King Jr.– from the Seattle Times.
Dr. King Jr.– tribute from Life Magazine.
Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

(1918- ), South African activist and statesman, who was elected the first black president of South Africa in 1994. He was born in Umtata. In 1944 Mandela joined the African National Congress (ANC), a civil rights group promoting the interests of black Africans. In 1962 he was sentenced to five years in prison; in 1964 he was further sentenced to life imprisonment for sabotage and treason. Mandela soon became a worldwide symbol of resistance to apartheid, South Africa’s policy of rigid racial segregation.


Mandela– profile and links.
Long Walk to Freedom – excerpts from his autobiography
General Strike, June 1961 – his statement on behalf of the National Action Council following the stay-at-home in May 1961.
Robben Island – a history of the island, its fauna, and its most famous prisoner
African National Congress – Official ANC home page
Nobel Peace Prize – 1993
FREE NELSON MANDELA   – An Account of the Campaign to Free Nelson Mandela– Re. ex South African President Botha “We can him for the past. Send him to jail for his arrogance.” – An ANC placard outside the trial of P.W
Desmond Mpilo Tutu

Desmond Mpilo Tutu

(1931- ), South African clergyman, civil rights activist, and Nobel laureate. Born in Klerksdorp, in what is now North-West Province, Tutu was ordained as an Anglican priest in 1960. He was named dean of Johannesburg in 1975 and bishop of Lesotho in 1977; the following year, he became the first black general secretary of the South African Council of Churches. In 1984 Bishop Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of “the courage and heroism shown by black South Africans in their use of peaceful methods in the struggle against apartheid.” Apartheid, South Africa’s system of racial separatism, has since been dismantled.

Desmond Tutu’s long crusade
Desmond Mpilo Tutu – Nobel Peace Prize profile of the TRC’s Chairman. He won the prize in 1984.
Desmond Tutu interview as bishop Tutu retires as head of his church.
Desmond Tutu World Hello Day letters.
Tutu Preaches Peace
Who IS Archbishop Desmond Tutu
“The Rape of Nanking” Forward by

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