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Great peacemakers : true stories from around the world

Author: Ken Beller; Heather Chase
Publisher: Sedona, Ariz. : LTS Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Profiles twenty people who have promoted peace in their lives from a Vietnamese monk to a Brazilian musician. Explores five approaches to peacemaking: choosing nonviolence, living peace, honoring diversity, valuing all life, and caring for the planet.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Biography Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Beller; Heather Chase
ISBN: 9780980138207 0980138205
OCLC Number: 234309792
Awards: International Peace Writing Award, 2007.
Description: xii, 195 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Choosing nonviolence --
1. Henry David Thoreau : living deliberately --
2. Mahatma Gandhi : nonviolent resistance --
3. Martin Luther King, Jr. : daring to dream --
4. Anderson Sá : an instrument of change --
pt. 2. Living peace --
5. Mother Teresa : love in action --
6. Thich Nhat Hanh : being peace --
7. Colman McCarthy : teaching peace --
8. Oscar Arias : "us" refers to all of humankind --
pt. 3. Honoring diversity --
9. Bruno Hussar : interfaith harmony --
10. Desmond Tutu : all belong --
11. Riane Eisler : partnership, not domination --
12. The Dalai Lama : universal compassion --
pt. 4. Valuing all life --
13. Henry Salt : the creed of kinship --
14. Albert Schweitzer : reverence for life --
15. Astrid Lindgren : a voice for the voiceless --
16. Jane Goodall : realizing our humanity --
pt. 5. Caring for the planet --
17. Rachel Carson : the balance of nature --
18. David Suzuki : redefining progress --
19. Nader Khalili : sustainable community --
20. Wangari Maathai : planting seeds of peace.
Responsibility: Ken Beller and Heather Chase.

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Profiles twenty people who have promoted peace in their lives from a Vietnamese monk to a Brazilian musician. Explores five approaches to peacemaking: choosing nonviolence, living peace, honoring diversity, valuing all life, and caring for the planet.

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