Commemoration and Congratulations

submitted by Ray Jones (first installment)

For celebrated eminence and distinction in character, valor, integrity, fortitude, and altruism these exemplary esteemed are worthy of tribute and recognition for their convictions and determination to higher principles and intelligence with perseverance in conscience and dignity.


Hafsat Abiola (b. 1974) – Nigerian human rights, civil rights and democracy activist

Jane Addams (1860–1935) – American, national chairman Woman’s Peace Party, president Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

Eqbal Ahmad (1933/34–1999) – Pakistani political scientist, activist

Martti Ahtisaari (born 1937) – former president of Finland, active in conflict resolution

Tadatoshi Akiba (born 1942) – Japanese pacifist and nuclear disarmament advocate, former mayor of Hiroshima

Widad Akrawi (born 1969) – Danish-Kurdish peace advocate, organizer

Stew Albert (1939–2006) – anti-Vietnam war activist, organizer

Ghassan Andoni (born 1956) – Palestinian physicist, Christian, advocate of non-violent resistance

Maya Angelou (1928–2014) – American poet, essayist, playwright, and civil rights activist.

Annot (1894-1981) – German artist, anti-war and anti-nuclear activist

José Argüelles (1939–2011) – New Age author

Suzanne Arms (born 1945) – anti-Vietnam war activist, draft counselor

Klas Pontus Arnoldson (1844–1916) – Swedish pacifist, Nobel peace laureate, founder of the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society

Émile Arnaud (1864–1921) – French peace campaigner, coined the word “Pacifism”

Vittorio Arrigoni (1975–2011) – Italian reporter, anti-war activist

Arik Ascherman (born 1959) – Israeli-American rabbi and defender of Palestinian human rights.

Pat Arrowsmith (born 1930) – British author and peace campaigner

Uri Avnery (born 1923) – Israeli writer and founder of Gush Shalom

Mubarak Awad (born 1943) – Palestinian–American advocate of nonviolent resistance, founder of the Palestinian Centre for the Study of Nonviolence

Ali Abu Awwad (born 1972) – Palestinian peace activist from Beit Ummar, founder of al-Tariq (“the way”)

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