World Humanists

Mother Teresa

MT

“Do not look for great things just do small things with great love …. The less something so much greater must be our love. “

Born in Albania Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu joins missionaries 18 years of age, and later became a nun and adopted the name Mother Teresa. Pious woman indulges in a life in which to help people in need, established in India and became the founder of the organization “Missionaries of Charity”, which is now active in 133 countries. He died in 1997, and in 2003 Pope John Paul II declared it blissful.

Mahatma Gandhi

MG“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. “

He is a fighter for human freedom and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement, which in 1947 led to the end of British rule in the country. It is also called “father of the nation”. A lawyer by profession, Gandhi preached nonviolence principles, influence and mobilize millions of people around the world to fight peacefully for freedom and civil rights.

Dalai Lama

 DL“My religion is kindness.”

Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists and advocates for the Tibetan people at a very early age. After the invasion of China in Tibet, the Dalai Lama lives in exile in India, but often travels the world spreading his message of compassion and peace.

Martin Luther King

MLK“Yes, it is love that will save our world and our civilization, love even our enemies. “
Renowned leader and civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. was an American clergyman and leader of the civil rights movement of African Americans. King was influenced by another humnist – Mahatma Gandhi – and preach non-violence to achieve political and civic change. The Nobel Peace Prize stands as a symbol of justice and a fighter for equality.

Princess Diana

PD“Everyone should be assessed. Everyone has the potential to give something of yourself to the world. “

Known as the princess of the people, Diana was not afraid of it to help others. Namely, it was the man who turned the spotlight to affected by HIV / AIDS in 1980, when this topic was still considered taboo. Diana has participated in over 100 charities, but later in life princess concentrate mainly on eliminating landmines and AIDS.

Aung San Suu Kyi

ACHU“The true measure of the fairness of the system is the amount of protection that ensures the weakest.”

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Myanmar politician detained under house arrest for 15 years because of opposition to the government and beans for independence. Since she is the chairman of the National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi is the international symbol of hope and change, the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize as “a notable example of the power of the powerless”, and in 2015 plans to run in the presidential elections.

Nelson Mandela

NM“To be free is not just to get rid of the chains that you need someone, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

Nelson Mandela was the first President of South Africa elected in fully democratic elections for white and black people. Mandela was prominent among the opponents of apartheid, and in 1962 was sentenced to life in prison. He spent 27 years of prison and after his release in talks with the government to accelerate multiracial democracy. Mandela became a symbol of the movement for the rights of people around the world.

 

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