Category: Biographical Stories

Michael Sharp

On March 30, 2017 the news reported the finding of the bodies of two United Nations workers in eastern Congo.  One was Michael Sharp from Kansas in the United States; the other was Zaida Catalán from Sweden.  They were members of a U.N. “Group of Experts” who were working on conflict resolution in the long, torturously-twisted… Read more »

Don Mosley

Don Mosley is one of the founders of Jubilee Partners based in Comer, Georgia.  In the 1970s he and his wife Carolyn were part of the intentional inter-racial rural community Koinonia Partners just outside of Americus, Georgia.   While there they worked with Millard and Linda Fuller to found Habitat for Humanity which has grown… Read more »

Bree Newsome

On June 27, 2015 Brittany Ann Byuarium “Bree” Newsome burst into the national spotlight in the wake of the racial murders at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston when she scaled the 30-foot flagpole of the South Carolina capitol building to take down the flag. The Confederate battle flag had been proudly shown by the… Read more »

Eboo Patel

As Eboo Patel states on the Interfaith Youth Core website, he core belief is “that religion is a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division.” Patel also believes that students are leaders, so he launched a movement that has reshaped the nature of interfaith activity in the United States. Instead of clerics and… Read more »

ALISON DES FORGES (1942-2009)

“Governments hesitate to call the horror by its name, for to do so would oblige them to act.” The Rwandan genocide was personal for me.  I h ad a Rwandan friend who was involved in peacemaking efforts and was caught up in the violence.  He was missing for a month before we heard from him… Read more »