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100 under 100

Updated: Nov 20, 2018

"Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." -Bishop Desmond Tutu, (wisdomquotes/peace)

In no particular order, 100 great people under age 100:

  1. Jimmy Carter, Former President of the U.S.,,

  2. Sandra Day O'Connor,  Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Founder -,

  3. Dr. Mary Shuttleworth, Human Rights Educator, grew up in South Africa during apartheid, traveled as a young adult and saw that discrimination was everywhere, dedicated her education and career to educating on human rights and human trafficking. There are now more slaves due to human trafficking than during the days of slavery. Founder - Youth for Human Rights Educational Organization, ( (Voices for Humanity/interview) U.N. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (download pdf).

  4. 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, Lhamo Dondrub, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, "World peace begins with inner peace." ( (NobelPrize/bio)

  5. Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Monk, "Working for peace in the future is to work for peace in the present moment."

  6. Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, (@Pontifex)

  7. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, 4/21/26, (image)

  8. Daisaku Ikeda, Japanese Buddhist philosopher, educator, author, and nuclear disarmament advocate, "With love and patience, nothing is impossible." (

  9. Wahiduddin Khan, known with the honorific Maulana (scholar), Islamic scholar and Peace Activist, (90 Years of Peace Building)

  10. Bishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, anti-apartheid and human rights activist in South Africa, "If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies." (NobelPrize/bio)

  11. Michelle Alexander, Civil Rights Lawyer & Scholar,

  12. Erika Andiola, Immigration Activist,

  13. Nihad Awad, Council on American-Islamic Relations,

  14. Kimberly Bryant, Founder-Black Girls Code,

  15. Susan Burton, Founder-A New Way of Life,

  16. Ta' Nehisi Coates, writer,

  17. Benjamin Crump, Civil Rights Attorney,

  18. Patrisse Cullors, Co-founder - #BlackLivesMatter, (@OsopePatrisse)

  19. Fania Davis, Founder - Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, (Video: What is Justice?)

  20. Wazi Maret Davis, Co-founder - Black Brunch,

  21. Johnetta Elzie, Ferguson, MO, activist, (@Nettaaaaaaaa)

  22. DeRay Mckesson, Ferguson, MO, activist,

  23. Antonio French, St. Louis Alderman,

  24. Chad Griffin, President, Human Rights Campaign,

  25. Ashley Jackson, Director, Human Rights Campaign Alabama,

  26. Bamby Salcedo, Founder- The Trans-Latin@ Coalition, (@translatinbamby)

  27. Astrid Silva, Immigration Activist, (@Astrid_NV)

  28. Bryan Stevenson, Founder - Equal Justice Initiative,

  29. Astra Taylor, Anti-Debt Advocate, (@astradisastra)

  30. Ciara Taylor, Political Director, Dream Defenders, (other projects)

  31. Opal Tometi, Director - Black Alliance for Just Immigration, (@opalayo) (more information about the people listed 11-31:

  32. Ashley Jackson, Research Associate Overseas Development Institute (bio)

  33. Bono, (Paul David Hewson), Founder - ONE, (

  34. Sir Patrick Stewart, Actor & Human Rights Activist,

  35. Sir Ian McKellen, Actor & Founder - Stonewall, (

  36. Geena Davis, Actor & Founder - Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, (@GDIGM) (

  37. Ringo Starr, Musician & Peace Activist, "Peace and Love" (video)

  38. Sir Paul McCartney, Musician and Animal Rights Activist,

  39. Yoko Ono, Artist, Musician and Peace Activist, (@yokoono) (

  40. Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Writer, Peace Activist - Ireland,

  41. Leymah Roberta Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Peace Activist - Liberia, "Leaders are the ones who will stand up and speak when no-one else is willing to speak up," ( (@GboweePeace)

  42. Martti Oiva Kalevi Ahtisaari, tenth President of Finland, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and a U.N. diplomat and Peace Activist,

  43. Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr, community activist, CEO The King Center, (@TheKingCenter) (@BerniceKing

  44. Joan Baez, Singer, Civil Rights & Peace Activist, "Action is the antidote to despair." (@joancbaez)

  45. Ron Kovic, Writer, former United States Marine Corps sergeant, Anti-War Activist,

  46. Ellen Thomas, Anti-War Peace Activist, (

  47. Tariq Ali, Writer, Anti-War Peace Activist, (

  48. David Grossman, Writer, Israeli Peace Activist,

  49. Ron Bourgeois, Priest & Peace Activist, Founder human rights group - School of the Americas Watch, (

  50. G. Simon Harak SJ, Peace Activist, professor of theology,

  51. Gurmehar Kaur, Writer & Indian student activist,

  52. Jeanmarie Simpson, Actor, playwright and Peace Activist,

  53. Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), British Singer/Songwriter, Peace Activist, (Peace, Hope, & Inclusion/interview)

  54. Alfred Webre, Peace Activist against weaponization of space, Futurist,

  55. Malala Yousafzai, Civil Rights Student Activist for Girl's Education, Pakistan, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, "Let us bring equality, justice, and peace for all. Not just the politicians and the world leaders, we all need to contribute. Me. You. It is our duty."  (@Malala) (

  56. Denis Mukwege, Congolese gynecologist helping sexual assault victims of armed rebels, Nobel Peace Prize recipient,

  57. Nadia Murad Basee Taha, Iraqi Yazidi human rights activist, Nobel Peace Prize recipient,

  58. Juan Manuel Santos, former President of Colombia, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, worked to end the nation's over 50 year civil war, (NobelPrize/bio)

  59. Kailash Satyarthi, Children's Rights Activist working to increase access to education and reduce child labor exploitation, India, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, (NobelPrize/bio)

  60. Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Karman, Yemeni journalist, politician, and human rights activist. Founder - Women Journalists Without Chains, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, (

  61. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, 24th President of Liberia, first female president worked to increase safety and peace activism for females, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, (NobelPrize/bio

  62. Barack Obama II, 44th President of the United States, first African American president, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, (@BarackObama)

  63. Al Gore Jr., former Vice President of the United States, Environmentalist, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, (

  64. Muhammad Yunus, Bangladeshi Social entrepreneur, Banker, Economist, and civil society leader, Nobel Peace Prize for creating the Grameen Bank and microcredit and microfinance. ( (

  65. Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian law scholar and diplomat, former interim Vice President of Egypt, author writing about nuclear diplomacy, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, (@ElBaradei)

  66. Wangarĩ Maathai, Kenyan environmental political activist, Founder - The Green Belt Movement, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, (

  67. Shirin Ebadi, Iranian lawyer, judge, writer, and human rights activist, Founder - Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, (NobelPrize/bio)

  68. John Hume, former politician in Northern Ireland, Civil Rights and Peace Activist, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, (NobelPrize/bio)

  69. William Trimble, Baron Trimble, PC, British politician, first First Minister of Northern Ireland, Civil Rights and Peace Activist, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, (NobelPrize/bio)

  70. Jody Williams, U.S. Political Peace Activist, Nobel Peace Prize recipient for work towards banning landmines, (@JodyWilliams97) (

  71. José Ramos-Horta, former President of East Timor, Nobel Peace Prize recipient for work towards peaceful end to Indonesian colonial rule in East Timor, ( (

  72. Carlos Belo, East Timorese Roman Catholic bishop, Nobel Peace Prize recipient for work towards peaceful end to Indonesian colonial rule in East Timor, (NobelPrize/bio)

  73. Frederik Willem de Klerk, former State President of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize recipient for work towards ending apartheid and freeing Nelson Mandela, (NobelPrize/bio)

  74. Rigoberta Menchú Tum, a K'iche' political and human rights activist from Guatemala, Nobel Peace Prize recipient for work towards indigenous rights,(@RigobertMenchu) (NobelPrize/bio)

  75. Mikhail Gorbachev, Russian politician and leader of the former Soviet Union, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, "What we need is Star Peace and not Star Wars." (The Gorbachev Foundation/

  76. Óscar Arias Sánchez, former President of Costa Rica, Nobel Peace Prize recipient for peace efforts in Central America, (NobelPrize/bio)

  77. Lech Wałęsa, former President of Poland, Founder of Solidarity, first independent trade union in the Soviet bloc, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, (NobelPrize/bio)

  78. Shruti Kapoor, Activist for ending gender violence, Founder and host (@Sayftycom) (@Kapoors_s) (

  79. Noam Chomsky, Political Activist, Writer, (

  80. Rev. Andrew Young, Pastor, Civil Rights Activist, aide to Martin Luther King Jr., former Mayor of Atlanta, (I was a civil rights activist in the 60s, WashingtonPost)

  81. Cicely Tyson, Acting career for 6 decades and fashion model, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, (Wikipedia/bio) (Cicely Tyson speaks at Aretha Franklin's funeral, 2018 youtube)

  82. Tal Ben-Shahar, U.S. and Israeli teacher, writer on topics of positive psychology and leadership, Co-founder - Whole Being Institute, (

  83. Imam Tawhidi, Reformist, Ordained Scholar, Former Delegate of the Grand Islamic Jurisdiction, now Anti-Islamic Extremists, Peace Activist, writer, (@Imamofpeace) (

  84. Jon Bon Jovi, U.S. Singer/Songwriter, Actor, Philanthropist supporting several organizations including the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, (

  85. Whoopi Goldberg, Comedian, Actor, Human Rights Activist, Founder - Comic Relief, to help the homeless, Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, (@WhoopiGolberg) (

  86. Angelina Jolie, Actor, Humanitarian, former Goodwill Ambassador appointed Special Envoy to the United Nations UNHCR, (UNHCR/bio)

  87. Leonardo DiCaprio, U.S. Actor, Environmentalist, Founder of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, (

  88. Jane Goodall, Primatologist, Anthropologist, Environmental and Animal Rights Activist, Founder - Jane Goodall Institute, (@JaneGoodallInst) (

  89. Melody Beattie, U.S. Author of self-help books on codependent relationships, addiction/recovery. (@MalibuMelB) (

  90. John Harricharan, U.S. Author of motivational books, international Businessman and Speaker, "Peace is not achieved by controlling nations, but mastering our thoughts." ( ("John Harricharan's motivational and Inspirational story called, "The Lesson of Professor Petersen," youtube)

  91. Harrison Ford, U.S. Actor and Producer, Political and Environmental Activist, age 76, "Peace is not the absence of war but the presence of justice."

  92. Milan Kundera, Czech-born French Writer, "Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace."

  93. Larry Eisenberg, U.S. Science Fiction Writer, "For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the Universe."

  94. Colman McCarthy, U.S. Writer and Peace Activist, "The earth is too small a star and we too brief a visitor upon it for anything to matter more than the struggle for peace."

  95. Rev. Jesse Jackson, Baptist Minister, U.S. Politician, Civil Rights and Peace Activist, "It’s time for us to turn to each other, not on each other." (@RevJJackson)

  96. Bill Watterson, U.S. Cartoonist, "Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world’s problems?" -"Calvin and Hobbes"

  97. Bernie Siegel, retired Pediatric Surgeon and U.S. Writer on the topic of healing and positive thinking. "Love and peace of mind do protect us. They allow us to overcome the problems that life hands us. They teach us to survive… to live now… to have the courage to confront each day." (

  98. Jonathan Lockwood Huie, U.S. Writer and Speaker on positive thinking, "Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace." (

  99. Sherman Alexie, Native American Writer, "When a glass sits on a table here, people don't wonder if it's half filled or half empty. They just hope it's good beer." The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (1993) (

  100. Mehmet Murat ildan, Turkish Playwright, Novelist & Thinker,"Smile creates love and peace; love and peace create smile." (mehmetmuratildan/

For more information: "What is a Peace Activist?" (

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