Peacemakers Honor Roll

submitted by Ray Jones (5th installment)


For eminent distinction in character, valor, integrity, fortitude and altruism, these exemplary people are worthy of recognition for their convictions, determination, higher principles and intelligence with perseverance in conscience and dignity.–RJ


Mohandas Gandhi (1869–1948) Organizer, protester, advocate of non-violent Indian independence mvmt.

Leymah Gbowee (born 1972) – organized women’s peace movement, Liberia, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

Allen Ginsberg (1926–1997) – US anti-war protester, writer

Arthur Gish (1939–2010) – US public speaker and peace activist

Emma Goldman (1869–1940) – Russian/US activist imprisoned in the U.S. for opposition to World War I

Paul Goodman (1911-1972) – writer, social critic, anarchist philosopher and public intellectual

Mikhail Gorbachev (born 1931) – Russian anti-nuclear activist during and after Soviet presidency

Woody Guthrie (1912–1967) – US anti-war protester and musician, inspiration

Tenzin Gyatso (born 1935) – current Dalai Lama, peace advocate

Otto Hahn (1879–1968) – German, discoved nuclear fission, anti-nuclear weapons and testing advocate

Thích Nhat Hanh (born 1926) – Vietnamese monk, pacifist and advocate of nonviolence

Keir Hardie (1856–1915) – Scottish socialist, co-founder of Independent Labour Party and Labour Party

Václav Havel (1936–2011) – Czech nonviolent writer, poet, and politician

Brian Haw (1949–2011) – British activist, initiated Parliament Square Peace Campaign

Wilson A. Head (1914–1993) – US/Canadian sociologist, activist

Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) –prof at Jewish Theological Seminary, civil rights and peace activist

Sidney Hinkes (1925–2006) – pacifist, priest in the Church of England

Emily Hobhouse (1860–1926) – British welfare campaigner

Abbie Hoffman (1936–1989) – US anti-Vietnam war leader, co-founder of Yippies

Margaret Holmes, AM, (1909–2009) – Australian activist vs. Vietnam War, Anglican Pacifist Fellowship

Nobuto Hosaka (born 1955) mayor of Setagaya, won on an anti-nuclear platform after Fukushima.

Julia Ward Howe (1819–1910) – writer, advocate, organizer, initiated Mother’s Day for Peace

Emrys Hughes (1894-1969) – Welsh socialist member of Parliament, where he was an outspoken pacifist

Hannah Clothier Hull (1872-1958) – US Quaker activist, in leadership of WILPF in US

John Hume (born 1937) – Irish Nobel Peace Prize and Gandhi Peace Prize recipient

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) – anti-war and anti-conflict writer

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