Visionaries

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Mother Teresa Timeline 1910 - 1997
Mother Teresa gave her life in the service of the poorest of the poor in Calcutta India, and to the poor and rejected all over the world.

For the Poor:

Make us worthy, Lord, to serve those people
throughout the world who live and die in
poverty and hunger.  Give them through our
understanding love, give them peace and joy.

                                                                  
                   Mother  Teresa of Calcutta

Mother Teresa Memorial Reference Collection Site Plan
Alphabetical subject List:  Features of all aspects of Mother Teresa's Life

"Mother Teresa marked the history of our century with courage. She served all human beings by promoting their dignity and respect, and made those who had been defeated by life feel the tenderness of God."
                                                                                                                                   
Pope John Paul II

God is the friend of silence. Trees, flowers, grass grows in silence. See the stars, moon and sun, how they move in silence. -                                                                         Mother Teresa
 

A Tribute to Modern Saint - Mother Teresa of Calcutta: Her life and the legacy.
This non-commercial Mother Teresa site was designed  with the sole purpose to let people all over the world know what a great, tireless humanitarian she was,
and to raise the awareness about the problems that she dedicated her whole life to, which still exists.
This page contains everything you will ever want to know about Mother Teresa.

 

His Holiness the 14th. Dalai Lama of Tibet
Political and Spiritual Leader of his Nation in Exile

Photograph by David Turnley

 

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet
Dalai Lama is a Mongolian title meaning "Ocean of Wisdom" and the Dalai Lamas are manifestations of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, Chenrezig. Bodhisattvas are enlightened beings who have postponed their own nirvana (State of complete happiness)  and chosen to take rebirth, to serve humanity.

Biographical sketch
Tenzin Gyatso: His Holiness  the 14th Dalai Lama of  Tibet
I am just a simple Buddhist
monk - no more, nor less
.

                                                              The Dalai Lama

Welcome to Tibet:  The Tibetans' Virtual Homeland
With a written history of more than 2000 years, Tibet existed as an independent sovereign state prior to Chinese rule. Invaded by China in 1949-50, the independent country of Tibet was forced to face the direct loss of  universal freedoms.
 

Government in Exile: Tibet's Government has it's home in India.
Dharamsala India l992
He's warm, friendly, outspoken. And he's the spiritual and political leader of 6 million Tibetans, guiding a government-in-exile in India.

The United States Institute of Peace:
Conference Discusses Tibet and China Relations

 

 

Mahatma Gandhi / Father of Indian Independence In Jail
For Demanding Complete Independence from Britain for India

 


Mahatma Gandhi - Indian Political and Spiritual Leader 1869 - 1948
He developed a method of direct social action based upon the principles courage, nonviolence and truth called Satyagraha
He believed that the way people behave is more important than what they achieve. Satyagraha promoted nonviolence and civil disobedience as the most appropriate methods for obtaining political and social goals.

The mind of Mahatma Gandhi
"I have nothing new to say...the principles of truth and non-violence are as old as the hills"
                                                                                 
 Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi: A Retrospective
Gandhi on different subjects:  This page covers the entire spectrum of his philosophy.

http://web.mahatma.org.in/flash.html Official Gandhi Website
Comprehensive web site of Mahatma Gandhi

Generations to come, it may be, will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this e
Time line on the history of Hinduism
Gandhi was Hindu.  It would be interesting to learn about his religion

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
This web page deals with Gandhi's childhood, his life in South Africa and the independence movement in India.
 

What Negroes Can Learn From Ghandi
Mahatma Gandhi is the father of the Non Violence movement.  Dr. Martin Luther King and Dr. Howard Thurman

 

 Dr.  Martin Luther King Jr.
Visionary / Spiritual leader of African American

 

 

All about Dr. Martin Luther King
Biography: Chronology of his life and work : Many links to related pages


Welcome to Education Planet's Educator
 Guide to Martin Luther King on the web.  Here you can find great classroom resources for Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, biographical studies and the study of the Civil Rights Movement.

Happy Birthday Dr. King
Activities and information on Dr. King for any age or class

http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson046.shtml
Just in time to celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday -- activities across the grades for learning about the life of the famous civil rights leader!

 

 

Malcolm X  - El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz
Political Leader/ Visionary/ Spiritual Leader - African American Muslims
 

Malcolm X

Biography of Malcolm X
All you need to know about Malcolm X on one page.
"You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom."

Official Website for Malcolm X
Biography:  Timeline: All you need to know about Malcolm X
"It is not a case of our people...wanting either separation or integration.  the use of these words actually clouds the real picture.  The 22million Afro-Americans don't seek either separation or integration.  They seek recognition and respect as human beings."
                                                                                     
Malcolm X

Malcolm's Youth
http://www.norfacad.pvt.k12.va.us/project2000/malcomx/page6.htm
"Sitting at a table doesn't make you a dinner, unless you eat some of what's on that plate.  Being here in America doesn't make you an American.  Being born here in America doesn't make you an American."                                                             Malcolm X


Links to other aspects of  Malcolm's youth
"It is not a case of our people...wanting either separation or integration.  the use of these words actually clouds the real picture.  The 22million Afro-Americans don't seek either separation or integration.  They seek recognition and respect as human beings."
                                                                                    
 
Malcolm X

 

 

Anglican Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu Visionary /Spiritual Leader of South Africa

 

Desmond TutuArchbishop Desmond Tutu
Bishop of Johannesburg: Former Secretary General south African Council of Churches (S.A.C.C.) for his work against apartheid.
H
e believed in a Just Society for All South Africans: Equal Civil rights for all: The Abolition of south Africa's Passport Laws: A Common System of Education: The Cessation of Forced Deportation ?From south Africa to the So-Called "Homelands"



Desmond Mpilo Tutu: Biography: Curriculum vitae
For his passionate advocacy of nonviolent change, he was awarded the Nobel peace prize in l985.
http://www.africaexpert.org/people/data/person3653.html

 

Archbishop Desmond Tutu
"It is saying that the world cares about oppression and injustice, and it is saying to our people that this is their prize -- don't give up.  Don't give up the struggle.  There is a light at the end of the Tunnel."                                                    Desmond Tutu

 

Bishop Desmond Tutu:  The Question of South Africa, 1984
"The God of the Exodus is subversive of all situations of injustice.  And the Bible is the most revolutionary, most radical book there is.  If any book should be banned by  those who rule unjustly and as tyrants, then it is the Bible." 
                                                                                   Desmond Tutu

 

 

The Reverent Howard Thurman
Visionary: Pastor: Poet: Educator: Mentor Martin Luther King Jr.

 

 

 

Howard Thurman's home is listed on the Nation Register of Historic Places and is included on the Florida Black Heritage Trail.
 

Thurman Reconciliation Initiatives
The Thurmans . . . were among the first Americans (mid-30s) to visit Gandhi in India, consult about U.S. race relations and return to promote his nonviolent philosophy and practices, inspiring Dr. M.L. King, Jr. and the 1960s freedom movement.

Howard Thurman: A Preacher of Preachers
Many scholars credit Thurman with helping to plow the intellectual and spiritual ground that allowed the values and vision of the

The Howard Thurman Papers Project
Howard Thurman was named by Life Magazine in 1953 as one of the 12 greatest preachers of the 20th century.

The Singing of Angels - Howard Thurman
Howard Thurman lived from 1900 - 1981 and was cofounder of the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples in San Francisco, CA

They Looked for a City
A Comparison of the Idea of Community in Howard Thurman and Martin Luther King Jr.