People of Courage

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (February 4, 1906 – April 9, 1945) German Lutheran pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi martyr.

Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997) For over 45 years, she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying in the face of oppressive religions, cultures and government.

Irena Sendler (February 15, 1910 – May 12, 2008) Smuggled 2500 Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto during occupation by Nazi Germany. Tortured by Nazis for helping them escape certain death in the Holocaust.

Brigitte Gabriel (October 21, 1964-present), a Lebanese American journalist, author, and activist who opposes radical Islamic terrorism.

Chen Guangcheng (November 12, 1971-present) is a Chinese Christian civil rights activist who has been beaten & imprisoned for opposing China’s one-child forced abortion policies.

Oskar Schindler (28 April 1908 – 9 October 1974) a German factory owner, who helped save over 1100 Jews in Austria Hugary during the Holocaust of WWII.

Pastor Saeed Abedini (May 7th, 1980 – present) is an Iranian-American Christian pastor imprisoned in Iran’s Evin Prison since September 2012. On January 27, 2013, he was sentenced to eight years in prison, for the “crime” of converting from Islam to Christianity.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) An American clergyman who valiantly fought for Civil Rights through non-violent Civil Disobedience.

Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) British Prime Minister during WWII who rallied his country to fight and persevere against the Nazi Regime.

Samuel Adams (September 27, 1722 – October 2, 1803) Founding Father of America. Most known for his strong religious convictions and philosophies that helped shape the Constitution and American Republic.

Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799) American Founding Father with deep religious convictions. Along with Samuel Adams, he was one of the most influential champions of the Liberty and Rights we enjoy in the United States under our Republic government

William Wilberforce (August 24, 1759 – July 29, 1833) A leader who was instrumental in helping to abolish the Slave Trade during the 1800’s. The Slave Trade Act received the Royal Assent on 25 March 1807.

*Information/Photos courtesy of Wikipedia