Forced to become a soldier as a child in Sudan, Emmanuel Jal was eventually rescued. He now uses his experience to deliver a message of peace through music.
Meet Anthony Fabrice Kettemallet, a young human rights activist in the Central African Republic who founded the organization Bird of Peace.
Meet Boaz Keibarak, a Kenyan peace-builder who mediated the warring Pokot and Turkana communities. He founded Kingdom of Peace and Development.
Meet Lance Muteyo, a young Zimbabwean peacemaker who finds creative implementations of conflict resolution and various types of activism.
Wilson Gathungu is a Kenyan peacemaker who works to resolve inter-tribal violence in Kenya through peace-building and reconciliation training programs.
Wangari Maathai was a Kenyan environmental and women’s rights activist whose leadership played a major role in ending the dictatorship of Daniel Arap Moi.
Ashama ibn Abjar was a 7th-century Christian king of Axum (part of modern-day Ethiopia) who provided refuge to Arab Muslims fleeing religious persecution.
Actors Adel Imam and Omar Sharif starred in the 2008 film “Hassan and Morcos,” which stirred controversy for honestly exposing religious tensions in Egypt.
Christian de Chergé was a Trappist monk and martyr who prayed alongside Muslim friends and neighbors in Algeria, and was originally inspired to spirituality by a Muslim friend who saved his life.
Amid the horrors of the Crusades, Francis of Assisi and Sultan al-Malik al-Kamil dared to cross battle lines. After a week of talks, they parted as friends.