An international humanitarian and hunger relief organization for its innovative self-help community programs assisting people in developing nations.
A priest and the founding producer of Paulist Productions for creating the films Romero – The Life of Archbishop Oscar Romero and Entertaining Angels – The Life of Dorothy Day.
A Quaker, pacifist, and executive director of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee for his work to expose human rights violations in El Salvador and to promote peace throughout Central America.
A priest and author for his book Romero – The Life of Archbishop Oscar Romero, Martyr of El Salvador.
A Paulist priest and community activist for his work within the Massachusetts Latino community.
A musical trio and political activists for their commitment to peace in Central America and for supporting musically and personally the peace and social justice movement in America.
Gandhian human rights organization for providing unarmed accompaniment to activists on death squad lists throughout the Third World.
Humanitarian group for its efforts to protect and empower the impoverished in El Salvador.
Jesuit priest, poet, philosopher and former Secretary of the Interior and Education in the Sandinista Government in Nicaragua for bringing the gospel into politics.
Catholic nun, humanitarian and spiritual teacher for her work with the Missionaries of Charity serving the poorest of the poor in India and throughout the world.
Human rights organization for its efforts to assist families in locating those disappeared in Guatemala.
Priest, social revolutionary and aide to Monsignor Oscar Romero for bringing the social gospel to base communities in El Salvador and Nicaragua.
Actor and humanitarian for his portrayal of Archbishop Romero in the film “Romero” and Chico Mendez in the film “Burning Seasons.”
Buddhist monk, humanitarian, spiritual teacher, and exiled leader of Tibet for his example of compassion and forgiveness following the massacre of his people and culture by the occupying army of China.
Secular humanist and pacifist for his tenacious and impassioned leadership as a conscientious objector during WWI and II, Korea, and Vietnam.
Scholar, educator and author for her contributions to peacemaking strategies in the tradition of her mother, Alva Myrdal.
Exiled Vietnamese Buddhist monk, humanitarian, author, ethical vegetarian, and spiritual teacher for his example of compassion and forgiveness following the destructive war in Vietnam.
Philanthropist and social activist for her supportive and creative involvement in the Quaker-based Alternatives to Violence program in prisons.
Jesuit priest, poet, philosopher, author and anti-war activist for his moral leadership in the pacifist movement for peace, justice, and social change.
Singer, environmentalist, and political activist for his musical contribution to the peace movement and for being a friend to those who struggle against injustice, exploitation, and neglect.
Pacifist and Catholic Worker activist for his witness and commitment to the disarmament movement and his efforts to bring the Catholic Church into alignment with its highest calling.
Muslim, educator, and activist for carrying on the peacemaking legacy of her soldier-turned-peacemaker father, Anwar Sadat.
Teacher, author, and spiritual guide for teaching us to be here now and that compassion is the true source of service.
Composer, musician, environmentalist, and pacifist for creating music that celebrates the sacredness of life and for his support of the arts.
Catholic educators, pacifists, authors, and co-founders of the Institute for Peace and Justice for their extraordinary commitment to teaching and spreading peace.
Israeli Jew, human rights activist and journalist for her work to promote peace and social justice and a homeland for Palestinians.
Congregation of Benedictine monks for their active involvement in the sanctuary movement for Guatemalans and Salvadorans in exile.
Pediatrician, ethical vegetarian, socialist, and author for his lifelong commitment to disarmament and peaceable child-rearing.
Pacifist, physician, author, and founder of the Women for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND) for her dynamic leadership in the worldwide disarmament movement.
Anti-war activist, socialist, and author for his lifelong commitment to pacifist values and for serving as a spokesperson for the peace movement.
Vietnam veteran, anti-war activist, and author for his extraordinary personal sacrifices to demonstrate opposition to militarism and U.S. involvement in Latin America.
Social change and inner-city activists for their work to establish the Guardian Angels in major cities on every continent in the world.
Elder spokeswoman and activist for her continual example of community service and for her lifelong commitment to civil rights and non-violent social change.
Pacifists, anti-war activists, and example-setting parents for their sacrifices and leadership in the war tax resistance movement.
Teachers, authors, pacifists, and co-founders of the M. K. Gandhi Institute for Non-Violence in Memphis, Tennessee for bringing the legacy of Gandhi to America.
Scholar, teacher, and Catholic pacifist for his lifelong commitment to the ideals of non-violence and conscientious objection and for his work with the Second Vatican Council to make the Catholic Church a church of peace.
Singer, songwriter, and television actor for his anti-war classic “Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream,” which inspired and gave hope to those in the peace movement.
Former Attorney General and peace and social justice activist for his commitment to civil rights, his opposition to war and military spending, and his dedication to providing legal representation to the peace movement, particularly, his efforts to free Leonard Peltier.
Singer, song-writer, and political activist for his life and his music that carry on the legacy of his minstrel father, Woody Guthrie. Presented at Harvard University September 26, 1992.
Social worker and political activist for her dedicated leadership in community development in the city of Boston.
Peace activists and co-founders of The House of Hope International Peace Center in Israel for their work to bring Muslims, Jews, and Christians together in the struggle against voices of extremism and blind hatred throughout the region.
Pacifist, ethical vegetarian, political satirist, and child welfare activist for his work to expose situations that exploit people in the developing world and children here in America.
Humanitarian, philosopher, poet, and author for her soaring inspiration to live life with intensity, integrity, and intelligence.
Muslim, humanitarian, anti-war activist, and former Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World for his commitment to peacemaking and his leadership as a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War.
Mayan leader and author for her personal sacrifices and unrelenting commitment to expose human rights violations against indigenous people in Guatemala and throughout Latin America.
Animal rights activists, vegans, and co-founders of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for their pioneering work to expose cruelty to animals and to promote vegetarianism.
Catholic priest, author, and teacher for his capacity to forgive his captors having been held hostage for 19 months and tortured by religious extremists in Beruit.
Philosopher, humanitarian, and environmentalist for the clarity and passion of his witness as a vegan physician and surgeon.
Classical and jazz scholar for being a steward of intergenerational music that binds society and elevates cultural integrity.
Human rights activist and author for his extraordinary sacrifices and commitment to exposing human rights violations in his motherland China.
Environmental theologian, teacher, and author for his inspiring teachings on Creation Spirituality.
Sikh Dharma in the Western Hemisphere for the organization’s extraordinary efforts to promote interfaith reconciliation.
Police officer and humanitarian for years of community service as a decoy in the Boston Police Department out of a desire to find kinship with the victims of society.
Former Peace Corps volunteer, pacifist, and founding editor of “Peace Work” (the peace and social justice magazine of the American Friends Service Committee) for lifelong service to the causes of peace, social justice, and human rights.
Pacifist, journalist, and ethical vegetarian for his nationally syndicated column in the Washington Post.
Animal rights activist for her pioneering work to save greyhounds from death following their exploitation at racing parks throughout New England.
Scholar, author, anti-war activist, and leader of the peace movement for giving voice to the victims of oppression and for his revealing book, People’s History of the United States.
Secular humanist and pacifist for his example as a conscientious objector and for over forty years of dedicated service at the War Resister’s League in New York City.
Humanitarians, farmers, and co-founders of Food for the Needy for their 25 years of growing acres of vegetables and donating the harvests to the poor in the Worcester/Boston area.
Ethical vegetarians, animal rights activists, humanitarians, and co-founders of Farm Sanctuary for their commitment to saving farm animals and for their leadership as vegan pacifists.
Last President of the Soviet Union for his historic role in the evolution of Glasnost – openness in government – and for his leadership in the disarmament negotiations with the United States during the Reagan Administration.
Humanitarian, scholar, author, film producer, and ethical vegetarian for his dedication to issues of overpopulation, the environment, and ahimsa (dynamic harmlessness).
A Pacifist, ethical vegetarian, author, and supreme patriarch of Cambodian Buddhism for teaching non-violence and establishing Buddhist temples throughout the world that root his exiled people in their religion of peace.
An ethical vegetarian and fourth generation cattle rancher turned vegan for his leadership in the animal rights movement.
Former actor, vegan, animal rights activist, and founder of Last Chance for Animals for his commitment to saving animals and exposing animal abuse in entertainment, medical research, and food production.
A physician, professional clown, and socialist for his commitment to providing health care for indigent and uninsured people, free of charge, without malpractice insurance, out of his home for over 25 years.
A Jain teacher, ethical vegetarian, pacifist, and author for his unprecedented journey to bring the Jain tradition of ahimsa to the Western Hemisphere.
An industrialist and philanthropist for setting the standard for commitment to employees following a devastating fire at his Malden Mills manufacturing plant.
American soldier and veterans administration counselor for his extraordinary moral courage while stopping the My Lai massacre in Vietnam in 1968 and saving the lives of dozens of civilian Vietnamese.
American soldier for his courage during the 1968 My Lai massacre with comrades Hugh C. Thompson, Jr. and Glen Andreotta in saving the lives of dozens of civilian Vietnamese.
An international Japanese Nipponzan Buddhist Order devoted to prayer and service for the Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage – Tracing the Journey of Slavery (United States, Caribbean, Brazil, West Africa, and South Africa).
A Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and conscientious objector for his contribution to the liberation of the human spirit through his poetry.
Tibetan scholar for his courage in returning to Tibet to preserve the history and diversity of Tibetan oral tradition in music and dance. Presented in absentia to his mother Sonam Dekyi.
A Spanish activist, conscientious objector, and Gandhian pacifist for his lifelong commitment to non-violence and his work to halt and expose the truth behind the genocide in the Great Lakes Nations of Africa.
An author for her poignant and eloquent accounting of her courageous struggle against oppression during World War II and her inspiration to young people throughout America and the world.
The founder and leader of Voices in the Wilderness for her extraordinary commitment to befriend the Iraqi people and bring to light their great suffering under the immoral UN/US economic sanctions.
Buddhist nun, member of the Nipponzan Myohoji Community and Founder of the Grafton Peace Pagoda for living and walking for peace and non-violence, nationally and internationally.
Feminist, environmentalist, anti-war activist, and leader in the movements for gender equality, social justice, non-violence, and peace for her demonstrated vision, energy, and idealism on the pathway to peacemaking over a period of seven decades.
Jesuit priest, author, Catholic worker, teacher, pacifist, and Founder and Director of the Center for Peace Studies at Georgetown University for his lifelong commitment to activist Gospel living in the face of adversity.
Minister and author for his work in advocating for peace and social justice in urban America and for his role as founder of Sojourners Magazine and the Call to Renewal.
Quaker pacifist, author, professor, and futurist for her lifelong commitment and contributions to peace and justice, envisioning the Peaceable Kingdom as a shared reality.
Director, writer, and producer of the documentary film “Regret to Inform” for her courage in helping us understand the tragedy of war through sharing her tragic and poignant story and similar stories of other widows of the Vietnam War.
Political satirist, practitioner of non-violence, and activist for peace and social change, whose humor and satire help in combating destructive elements in society
Singer/songwriter, documentary film producers for their commitment to the environment through the establishment of the Rainforest Foundation; to human rights in China through the documentary film on Tiananmen Square; and to peace and social justice through the powerful gift of song.
Founders of The Kushi Institute for their extraordinary contribution to diet, health, and world peace and for serving as powerful examples of conscious living.
University labor movement collaboration for the clarity of their message, passion of their witness, and courage and commitment in demanding that Harvard pay all its employees a living wage.
Pacifist, educator, author and lifelong peace activist for his compassionate and compelling leadership in the movement for peace and non-violent social change, and for serving as mentor and beacon of integrity for pacifists throughout America.
Author, community organizer, and peace activist for his courage and committed efforts to stem the tide of inner-city violence through the establishment of the gun-buyback program in Boston.
Sister of St. Anne, counselor, prison chaplain, and founder of the Ruah House, serving women living with HIV, for the clarity of her vision, her decades of work with prisoners and the poor in the inner city, and for her courageous devotion to the call for women to serve humanity within the Roman Catholic Church as equals in the eyes of Christ.
Author, animal rights activist, environmentalist, vegan, and founder of Earth Save, for his extraordinary leadership in the global movement for a plant-base diet that promotes health, cruelty-free living, and a commitment to a diet for a new America.
New York City contractor, community organizer, ethical vegan, and animal rights activist for his passionate efforts to educate the general public about the injustice of animal exploitation.
First Tibetan Buddhist nuns in history to embark on the sacred journey of mandala building, and for their ancient tradition of providing sanctuary for cows and sheep that escape from slaughterhouses near their Kathmandu convent.
Veteran, priest, and founder of The School of the Americas Watch for his leadership and unrelenting commitment to close down the SOA training base for US-sponsored terrorism in Latin America.
US Representative from California for her courage to stand alone and vote against the call to war after the tragedy of September 11. In her speech, she said, “let us not become the evil that we deplore”.
Rabbi, author, and editor of Tikkun Magazine for his unflinching courage and relentless spiritual optimism for the Middle East and for proclaiming a vision of compassion and love in the darkest of times.
Founders of The Bread and Puppet Theater for their commitment to promote social awareness through compelling political and artistic productions that address social and economic injustices.
Author, environmentalist, vegan, and social change activist for her extraordinary commitment to saving the Redwood Forest through her Luna Tree-sit, and ongoing efforts to educate, inspire, and further the movement for peace and social justice.
Anti-war, nuclear freeze, and social justice activists for their unrelenting work against the spread of militarism and a culture of violence. Both women devote their lives to promoting the causes of peace and non-violence and serve as an inspiration to thousands on the pathway of peacemaking.
War correspondent, New York Times reporter, and author for his passionate commitment to demythologize and explain the abomination of war and its destructive effects on civil society.
Christian minister, author, anti-war activist, and mentor to a generation of peacemakers for his life-long Gospel witness and his passionate and prophetic leadership in the peace and social justice movements.
American-born, Israeli Jew for her unswerving devotion to the ideals of New Profile which strives to change the military mindset in Israel and create a civil society.
For their courage in turning grief into action by creating solidarity with victims of terrorism, violence, and war throughout the world.
In honor of their extraordinary efforts that saved the lives of over twelve hundred innocent people at the Hotel Milles Collines during the genocide in Rwanda in 1994.
Iraq War Conscientious Objector, Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience, and ethical vegetarian.
Spiritual leader, ethical vegetarian, member of the UN “Wisdom Keepers” for 70 years of humanitarian work throughout the world.
Mother, author, and ethical vegetarian for the power of her witness against the war as generated through her profound sense of loss following the death of her son Casey in Iraq.
For bringing together thousands of families and loved ones of those serving in the military to speak out against the illegal war in Iraq.
Child psychiatrist, oral historian, social anthropologist, and teacher for the depth of his commitment to the health and well-being of children through their telling of their own stories.
Farmers, civil rights activists, pacifists, and war tax resisters for their love and generosity and their spirited life of service to the movements of social justice, activist non-violence, and peace.
International artist, humanist, human rights advocate, and founder of the Archive of Humanist Art, which features art that addresses humanist peace concerns.
Founder and director of Maiti Nepal, (“Mother’s House”) to rescue, rehabilitate, and support some of the thousands of girls and women who have been trafficked from Nepal to India to be sexual slaves in brothels.
A Greyhound adoption and advocacy group based in Spain for their tireless and courageous effort to save and protect these animals.
For his life-long commitment to bringing the world’s religions together to promote understanding, social justice and peace.
For their promotion of reconciliation, their commitment to peace for the children of Gernika and the world, and for sharing their remarkable journey with grace and dignity.
For her lifelong commitment to the Peace Movement and her unrelenting opposition to war through war tax resistance and eco-pacifist lifestyle.
For their combined humanitarian efforts to spread HIV education throughout Africa via soccer teams for youth and young adults.
For the passionate and driven direction women have given the peace movement through this organization that blends tenacity with hope, pranks of conscience with in-your-face challenges to war waging political figures in Washington.
For promoting peace and justice through his music and his unrelenting support for that which promotes non-violent solutions to problems both nationally and internationally.
For spreading an understanding of the many costs of our exploitation of animals through his book “The World Peace Diet” which furthers the vegan revolution and its outreach worldwide.
For leading the people of Burma in non-violent Gandhian protest against the cruel and oppressive Burmese military junta.
For extraordinary humanitarian effort and commitment to build schools for girls and create bridges of peace in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
For his lifelong commitment to the defense of freedom, democracy, and the reduction of political violence through scholarly analysis of the power of non-violent action.
For engaging students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.
For his life-long commitment to athletics, education, and human rights following his silent gesture of protest at the ’68 Olympics in Mexico City.
For their individual and collective efforts to give a voice for all indigenous peoples and Mother Earth through education and prayer.
For his extraordinary portrayal of Mohandas K. Gandhi in the 1982 motion picture GANDHI that brought to life the power of non-violence and pacifism.
For saving lives by providing free health care to people in the world’s poorest communities and working to improve health care systems globally.
For his commitment to peace and social justice as a musician, songwriter, activist, and environmentalist that spans over seventy years.
Courageous individuals from Israel and Palestine who transformed their lives and now work together to educate the public and political leaders about how to create dialogue and stop the cycle of violence.
Founded by Carrie and John Schuchardt to provide physical refuge and spiritual sanctuary to victims of war.
Co-Founders of a Catholic retreat center with a focus on non-violence, peacemaking, and sustainable-living.
Jesuit Priest, author, lecturer, peace activist, and vegetarian, for his solidarity, and leadership in non-violent resistance and Gospel living.
Author, filmmaker, and university lecturer for her immense social consciousness, spiritual courage, and devotion to telling the story of reclaiming Love Cemetery in Texas.
Catholic nun, founder of the order of Eudist Servants of the Eleventh Hour for her prison ministry in Tijuana living in a cell for over thirty years.
Catholic nuns and educators for their compassionate voices and work in caring for and sheltering the victims of the genocide in Rwanda in 1994.
International peace and environmental organization for decades of engaged activism that serves to inspire citizens of the world to embrace their moral authority and bring about needed social change in the world.
Anti-apartheid spiritual leader of South Africa who provided his country and the world with a moral understanding of the evils of apartheid and the importance and power of truth and reconciliation on the path to healing his nation.
Visionary and founder of Camp Arrowhead and Camp Warren for working with the Amputee Veteran’s Association to create America’s first day camp for children with physical disabilities and creating camping opportunities for children and young adults for over a half a century.
U.S. Congressman from Ohio for speaking out against the obscenity of war, Wall Street greed, and materialism, while giving voice to the needs of all people as well as animals as a Vegan Peacemaker.
Anti-apartheid leader and first president of a free South Africa for his courage, commitment, and extraordinary willingness to forgive and reconcile after 27 years in prison.
Singer, songwriter, and musician for her extraordinary commitment to peace, social and economic justice, human rights, and the environment, on and off stage throughout the world, for over a half of century.
Catholic nun, pacifist, educator, and peace activist for a lifetime of service to those in need in America and in war-torn countries throughout the world.
Occupational Therapist, educator, and founder of Calmer Choice for her impassioned commitment to address the urgent issues of violence, suicide, and self-destructive behaviors in young people through mindfulness training on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Culinary philanthropist and spiritual teacher for her commitment to the study and practical application of the principles of unconditional love and service through A Course in Miracles.
Artist and animal rights activist for her paintings of companion and food production animals that stir the conscience and attitudes toward the animals we claim we love.
Public art sculptor for creating works of art that challenge corporate greed, religious hypocrisy, and corrupt politics in American society.
Impassioned Artist for his commitment to sharing the stories of soldiers who went to war in Iraq and Afghanistan through portraits and words that tell the true cost of war.
Educator and anti-nuclear activist for her decades-long challenge to Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station and her commitment to educating the public about the potential dangers and risks with nuclear energy.
Educator and camp founder for 25 years of encouraging the inherent talent, beauty, and creativity of young children through peace and environmental programs.
Author, activist, and musician for her dedication, personal example, and extraordinary leadership in the Disability Rights Movement in the United States.
L’Arche International is a movement for building a world of human love, generosity, and inclusion for people with disabilities.
Co-founders of Maple Farm Sanctuary for their extraordinary commitment to loving and caring for food production animals destined for the slaughterhouse.
Linguist, political theorist, and philosopher for his unrelenting critique of U.S. foreign policy, capitalism, and the globalization of systems and structures of profit and greed.
Founders of The Bethany House for their extraordinary devotion and service as Samaritans on the path of community acceptance and Christian love.
Professor, author, feminist peace educator, and former Director of the Peace Corps in Malaysia for seven decades of leadership in the peace movement in the tradition of Quaker Pacifism.
Former U.S. Air Force helicopter pilot in the Air Recue Service in Vietnam and Minuteman missile crewman for asking the forbidden question regarding the checks and balances on the President when ordering the launch of a nuclear missile.
Professor, author, and activist for playing a major role in breaking the gridlock and promoting peace in South Africa, Northern Ireland, and the Middle East.
Executive Director and Senior Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry and social justice activist for her commitment to integrating vegan ethics into her decades-long ministry in Boston.