Teaching
the values of heroes who compassionately
crusaded for peace
using excellence, dignity, and endurance as their weapons of choice

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My Chosen Heroes of Peace

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     Below are my chosen Heroes of peace. I reference many of these amazing people in my speeches and curriculums. I discovered the Heroes' Value System by researching a wonderful variety of remarkable people over a 10-year period while teaching classes in leadership and values at Hiram College in Ohio, USA. My research started with the famed Tuskegee Airmen and then spread to heroes around the world. Some of these heroes were destitute and often lived in ghettoes without electricity and/or water. Some were born slaves while others were dignitaries or national leaders. All have dedicated their lives to the betterment of humanity. As my research continues, this list of marvelous people will grow, serving as a resource and example of just how magnificent human beings can be.
    Model yourselves after these inspirational heroes. Study them. Learn from them. When you successfully embrace their values, you will not curse the obstacles before you, but rather welcome them as opportunities for growth and knowledge. You will not avoid fear, but rather understand that fear is the only opportunity you ever have to show courage. You will promote positive change in others, never by criticism, but always by your repeated examples of excellence. You will not allow the negative conduct of others to influence your behavior, and you will always protect the dignity of your adversaries knowing this is the only road to lasting peace. Going forward with your life, arm yourselves with the weapons of excellence and endurance and carry these heroes' legacies into your future for the betterment of all mankind. Sign up for a
keynote speech or workshop to learn and discover how you can adapt these heroes' values and problem-solving abilities into your decision-making process.

  Roger F. Cram
Current statistics of my growing list of heroes of peace:

34-females, 46-males, 14-children, 11-statespersons, 3-scientists, 1 former child soldier, 3-born into slavery, 21-born into poverty,
13-Nobel Peace Prize winners, 18-went to jail for their cause = 80 dedicated fighters for peace and human dignity from 41 different countries.

What Countries Do My Heroes Represent?

Bosnia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Camaroon, Cambodia,
Canada, Caribbean, Germany, Chechnya, Dominican Republic, El Savadore, 
England, France, Ghana,  Guatemela, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Nicaragua,
 
Pakastan, Panama, Phillipines, Russia, Scotland, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa,
Sudan, Tanzania, United States, Zimbabwe

 Click here to learn the very special characteristics and values these
leaders of peace embraced when they were performing at their very best.

Note: I selected heroes who fit my criteria of solving problems peacefully. I tried to choose heroes from a cross section of cultures, beliefs, nationalities, economic status, ages, and ethnicities to demonstrate these values are universal when magnificent people are performing at their best and relentlessly perusing peace. I selected heroes who used different techniques for serving humanity to show a variety of approaches for rescuing others.

Roger F. Cram

 My Chosen Heroes of Peace
 

       
Susan B. Anthony
USA
Women's rights & Equality
Khassan Baiev
Chechnya
Surgeon
Caring for the Children of War
Kevin Bales
USA
Human Trafficking
Abolitionist, Educator, Author
Linda Bergendahl-Pauling
USA
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Granting Wishers of
Terminally Ill Children
Susan Burton
USA
Giving Support and Hope to
Ex-Cons - Community Crusader
Jimmy Carter
USA
World Health
George Washington Carver
USA
Poor Farmers - Education
César Estrada Chávez
USA
Rights of Migrant Workers
Kendall Ciesemier
USA
Kids Caring 4 Kids
AIDS Orphans in South Africa
Peter Copen
Russia
iEARN-International
Schooling in Peace and Cooperation
Principal Daniels
South Africa
Youth Education,
Crime and the Poor
 

Benjamin O. Davis Jr.
Tuskegee Airmen
Racial Equality

Sal Dimisali
United States
Hero to the poor
Father Marco Dessey
Italy / Nicaragua
Children of the Dump
Education For The Poor
Gilbert Doho
Cameroon
Teaching Human Rights
Through Theater
Shirin Ebadi
Iran
Human Rights of Women,
Children, and Refugees
Albert Einstein
USA
Physicist / Humanitarian

Paul Farmer
USA
Medical Standards and
Relief for the Poor

 

Flower Man
South Africa
Entrepreneur for the Poor

 

Tina Frundt
USA
Rescuer of Sex Slaves
Ganbayasgakh Geleg
Mongolia
Preventing Child
Trafficking
Mahatmha Gandhi
India
Human Rights
and Equality
Laura Germino
USA
Slavery
Migrant Farm Workers
Andrew Greene Jr.
Sierra Leone
Teacher-iEARN, Human Rights,
Horrors of War on Children
Dr. Joe Greer
USA
Health Care For The Poor

Glenys van Halter
South Africa
Education For The Poor

 

Paul Harris
USA
Founder Rotary International
World Assistance Organization
Tom Henderson
England
World Disaster Relief
Shelter Box Program
Paul David "Bono" Hewson
USA
AIDS and Debt Relief to
Poor Nations
Ryan Hreljac
Canada
Water Wells for the Poor

 

Nkosi Johnson
South Africa
Equality with AIDS
 
William Kamkwamba
Malawi
Education and Entrepreneurship
for the Poor
Saddharth Kara
USA - India - Africa
Fighting Human Trafficking
and Sex Slavery
 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
USA
Civil Rights
John Kirubi
Kenya
Education for the destitute
Anuradha Koirala
Nepal
Helping Human Trafficking Victims
Narayanan Krishnan
India
Food for the Poor
Eric "Ace" Kombela
S
outh Africa
Athletics for the Poor
Dr. Benjamin LaBrot
Caribbean
Floating Doctors
Medical Care for the Poor
Abraham Lincoln
USA
Civil Rights Equality
Robin Lim
Indonesia
Medical care for the pregnant poor
Wangari Maathai
Kenya
Restoring the Devastation
of Governments

 

Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow
Scotland / Bosnia
Feeding Children in Refugee Camps
 
Betty Makoni
Zimbabwe
Rescue the Sexually Abused
Dylan Mahalingam
USA
United Nation's Millennium Goals
MalalaMalala Yousafzai
Pakistan
Education for girls
Nelson Mandela
South Africa
Human Rights
Masalakulangwa Mabula
Tanzania
Rescuing Street Children
Iqbal Masih
Pakistan
Child Slave Labor
Carpet Industry
Reverend Corine McClintock
South Africa
Children with AIDS
 
Molly Melching
Senegal, Guinea, Burkina Faso,
Sudan and Mali
Female Human Rights
Rigoberta Menchu
Guatemala
Human Rights

 

Greg Mortenson
USA
Serving Afghanistan
Building Schools for Girls

Beatrice Mtetwa
Zimbabwe
Human Rights Attorney
Defender of the Press
Florence Nightingale
England
Human Rights and Health Care
for the Military
Phymean Noun
Cambodia
Children of the Dump
Rosa Parks
USA
Civil and Human Rights

 

Gerson Andres Florez Perez
Columbia
Land Mine Removal
Efren Peñaflorida
Phillipines
Portable Classrooms for the Poor

 

Sonia Pierre
Dominican Republic - Haiti
Human Rights for Haitian Girls
 
Isabelle Redford
USA
Homes For Orphans
Hal Reichl
USA
Anonymous Acts
of Kindness
Archbishop Oscar Romero
El Salvador
Martyr for the Poor
Eleanor Roosevelt
USA
Human Equality
Christine Sabiyumva
Burundi
Child Trafficking Rescue
Ginetta Sagan
Germany
Release of Political Prisoners
Olga Sanchez
Mexico
Caring for the Injured Poor
Albert Schweitzer
Germany - France
Alexandria Scott
USA
Fund Raising for Cancer

I
rena Sendler

Germany
Rescuing Children from the Nazis
Princess Dianna Spencer
England
Human Rights and Dignity for Children of the Poor
Aung San Suukyi
Burma
Human Rights
Hannah Taylor
Canada
Caring for the Homeless
Mother Teresa
India
Caring for the Destitute
Desmond Mpilo Tutu
South Africa
Human Rights, Reconciliation
Booker T. Washington
USA
Civil Rights and Education
Patty Webster
USA - Peru
Amazon Basin  Health Care and Educations
William Wilberforce
England
Ending Slavery
Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
Ghana
Rights of the Handicapped
Muhammad Yunus
India
Banker to the Poor