Desmond M Tutu,
Archbishop Emeritus

(born 7 October, 1931)

Widely described as "South Africa's moral conscience," Archbishop Tutu continues to fight vigorously for human rights throughout the world and has campaigned to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, homophobia, poverty and racism.

Archbishop Tutu is Chairman of the Elders and continues to work energetically in a number areas of human-rights and his ministry.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr

(January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968)

Dr. King was a civil rights activist who led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and help found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957. King's efforts expanded American values to include the vision of a color blind society and social justice for all. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968.

Mother Teresa
of Calcutta

(August 26, 1910 - September 5, 1997)

Mother Teresa was a Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta. For over 45 years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity. Following her death she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.