Peace Heroes

Peace heroes may differ in terms of age, race, gender, faith tradition, and nationality, but they share one thing in common: a willingness to accept risk in making the world a less violent and more just place.

The Peace Heroes Room at the Dayton International Peace Museum celebrates individuals who exemplify this definition and serve as role models for the rest of us. This website supplements the exhibits in the Peace Heroes Room by providing additional information on each person honored there. To learn more about these individuals, click on the names and terms displayed in boldface font below. 

  • Ted Studebaker and Sister Dorothy Stang, Dayton area residents who lost their lives working for justice and peace

  • Local Peace Heroes such as Jeanne Comer, Margaret Peters, and John Moore who have worked tirelessly in the Dayton community to promote understanding and harmony

  • Global Peace Heroes such as Alfonso García Robles and Leymah Gbowee who are recognized across the nation and around the world for their efforts in promoting justice and peace

  • Young Peace Heroes such as Craig Kielburger, Malala Yousafzai, and Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera who have stepped up to meet an urgent need or to promote an important cause

  • Unsung Peace Heroes such as Elena Gulmadova, Joel Cheruiyot Sigei, and Joseph Guy LaPointe Jr. who may not be quite as well known as others, but deserve our recognition

As time permits, volunteers at the Dayton International Peace Museum will add more peace hero stories to this website.

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