Category: Biographical Stories

Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg is a teenage girl from Sweden.  Since the age of 8 she has been concerned about climate change.  In September 2018 she launched a 3-week long strike from school to protest government inaction on climate change in front of the Swedish Parliament.  Her sign said, “School Strike for the Climate.”  Greta spoke about… Read more »

John Hunter

John Hunter invites his fourth-grade students to solve some of the most complex problems vexing human societies, and they do!  A teacher given wide latitude to develop his own educational program for gifted students, Hunter developed the World Peace Game to stimulate the thinking and problem-solving of 9 and 10-year old minds.  For Hunter world… Read more »

Ouided Bouchamaoui

Tunisia was where the Arab Spring was launched, and it has been the one place where the dreams of that uprising have been most stablized and lasting.  A big part of such a positive outcome has been the leadership of the civil society in Tunisia, including that of Ouided Bouchamaoui (sometimes her first name is… Read more »

Farida Nabourema

Farida Nabourema began as an activist as a teenager.  Her father had been arrested as a political opponent of the government, and following his release she joined in the protests against the dictatorship and its human rights abuses.  Togo was ruled by Gnassingbé Eyadéma for 38 years.  At his death in 2005 his son Faure Gnassingbé came… Read more »

Mohammed Dajani Daoudi

Mohammed Dajani Daoudi is a Palestinian professor who has been a voice for reconciliation and peace amid one of the most contentious conflicts on the planet.  He founded and chairs an organization called Wasatia with goals that show the breadth of his vision:  to end the Israeli occupation through negotiated means, to help Palestinians understand… Read more »