Throughout the history of humanity, several conflicts and wars have broken out. Many people have been involved in peacekeeping efforts, especially men. Some political activists were arrested as they dared to challenge the existing society with their ideas of harmony.
As a result, some spent most of their lives in jail. Others devote their time and energy in promoting peace in the world and have largely contributed to humanitarian actions. Among those people, for example, we can cite Indira Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and many others. In this article, let us find out about four men who have promoted world peace.
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Here are the men who have promoted world peace
Fredrik Bajer (21 April 1837 – 22 January 1922)
Frederick Bajer was the son of a priest from Denmark. In 1908, he was awarded a joint Nobel Peace Prize with Klas Pontus Arnoldson for their pacifying efforts. In 1864, he took part in the war against Prussia and Austria. Then, he got a promotion in his work. The first lieutenant remained in this position for a year. But then, he became a writer and a teacher.
His career in politics continued years later. In 1872, he joined the Folketinget party and got involved in the Danish Parliament, where he had been serving for 23 years. His major achievement concerned the use of international arbitration to address the issues of conflicting nations. Later, he backed up the early women's suffrage organization.
Cordell Hull (October 2, 1871 – July 23, 1955)
He was an American politician, originated from Tennessee, and was renowned for being the one who had served the longest as the U.S. Secretary of State. In fact, he held the position from 1933 to 1944 under the presidency of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. After the second Great War, Hull contributed to the establishment of the United Nations; that was why he was considered to be the "Father of the United Nations”.
Inkosi Albert John Lutuli (1898 – 21 July 1967)
Inkosi Albert John Lutuli was a South African teacher and a peace activist. He was also a pastor at the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa (UCCSA).Additionally, he was a politician. In 1952, he presided over the African National Congress (ANC). The organization criticized the ruling white minority in South Africa. He took part in the peaceful struggles against the apartheid; as a result, in 1960 he became a recipient of Nobel Peace Prize.
One ambassador of peace (10 December 1957 - )
The Indian American Maharajji is worth citing when it comes to world peace promotion. Prem Rawat is famous for peace education. He is the son of an Indian guru who initiated the Divine Light Mission or DLM in India. He began his career as the new guru at the age of 13, after his father passed away.
Since the early 1980s, he has traveled many countries to spread his unique message of peace. To promote world peace, he has been involved in humanitarian activities through his TPRF Foundation, which came into existence in 2001. Prem Rawat is also a novelist, whose masterpiece is entitled “When the Desert Blooms” (2018).