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FATHER GREG BOYLE

HOMEBOY INDUSTRIES

Biography

Personal Life

Father Gregory Boyle was born on May 19, 1954 in Los Angeles, CA.  He was raised in the city to two dairy-farming parents and attended Loyola High School from 1968 to 1972.  After graduating, he attended Gonzaga University, Loyola Marymount University, the Weston School of Theology, and the Jesuit School of Theology, receiving a BA and MA in English, a Master of Divinity, and a Master of Sacred Theology, respectively.

Professional Life

After high School, Fr. Boyle joined the order of the Jesuits.  Early in his career after college, he taught at his alma mater of Loyola High School and worked with Christian Base Communities in Cochabamba, Bolivia.  Returning to Los Angeles, he was ordained a priest in 1984 and became pastor of Dolores Mission in Boyle Heights from 1986 to 1992.  In 1993, he served a short period as Chaplain of the Islas Marias Penal Colony in Mexico, and then returned to Los Angeles to continue with Dolores Mission.

In 1988, Fr. Greg and the Dolores Mission parish founded Jobs For a Future, or JFF.  This program was created to address the personal issues and needs of the Delores Mission community as it was facing increasingly damaging gang violence.  In JFF, gang-involved youth were aided in their search for legitimate employment, a day care center was created, and an elementary school was founded.  In 1992, after the Los Angeles' civil unrest, the business Homeboy Bakery was established by Fr. Boyle in an abandoned bakery just west of Boyle Heights to provide gang members, training, work experience, and interaction with former members of rival gangs.  This business soon expended into a silkscreen company, merchandise maker, and café – all falling under the organization Homeboy Industries, of which Fr. Boyle is Executive Director.

Accomplishments

Father Greg Boyle has served a number of diverse positions and received numerous awards over the course of four decades of religious and public service, including:

• Pastor, Dolores Mission Catholic Church in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, CA

• Executive Director, Homeboy Industries

• Chaplain, Islas Marías Federal Prison, Islas María Madre, NAY

• Member, National Gang Center Advisory Board, United States Department of Justice

• Delegate, Clinton Summit on Children

• Member, Advisory Board for the Loyola Law School Center for Juvenile Law and Policy

• Recipient, 2000 California Peace Prize – California Wellness Foundation

• Recipient, 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award – MALDEF

• Recipient, 2007 Humanitarian of the Year – Bon Appétit Magazine

• Recipient, 2008 Civic Medal of Honor – Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce

• Recipient, 2008 Irvine Leadership Award – James Irvine Foundation

• Recipient, 2010 Brotherhood Award – Los Angeles YMCA

Faith Tradition

Born and raised to Irish Catholic parents, and a member of the society of Jesus since 1972, Fr. Boyle has remained Roman Catholic throughout his life to the present day.

DENIS MUKWEGE

PANZI HOSPITAL

Biography

Personal Life

Denis Mukwege is the third of nine children, born March 1, 1955 in Bukavu, Belgian Congo, to a Pentecostal minister and his wife.  As a child, he visited sick parishioners with his father, inspiring him to study medicine at the University of Burundi in order to heal the sick and help women with childbirth complications but limited access to specialized healthcare.

Professional Life

After attaining an M.D. from the University of Burundi in 1983, Mukwege worked as a pediatrician in the Lemera Hospital near Bukavu.  There, Mukwege was exposed to women patients who suffered greatly from pain, lesions, and fistula after giving birth, leading him to devote his studies to gynecology and obstetrics at the University of Angers in France.  He completed his medical residency at Angers in 1989, and returned to the Congo, continuing his work in the Lemera Hospital.  However, in 1996, the First Congo War broke out and Mukwege returned to Bukavu due to numerous violent incidents, where he founded Panzi Hospital in 1999.  

Panzi Hospital soon became known throughout the DRC as a leading center for gynecological and obstetric care, especially with its focus on the physical and mental damage done to Congolese women as a result of gang rapes and war-related sexual violence.  The hospital also provides legal and psycho-social services to patients, whether or not they are able to afford it.

Outside of Panzi Hospital, Dr. Mukwege has been a leader in efforts to increase protections for women and advocation for victims of sexual violence, especially at the hands of the Congolese government and militia groups.

In October 2012, Dr. Mukwege was attacked at his home in Bukavu, resulting in the death of friend and guard Joseph Bizimana.  Following this attack, Dr. Mukwege and his family fled the country for Europe, but returned to Panzi Hospital in January 2013 to the acclaim of the hospital and Bukavu, where he has remained since.

Accomplishments

• Nobel Peace Prize Laureate with co-recipient Nadia Murad (2018)

• Named to the Top 50 World's Greatest Leaders, Fortune Magazine (2016)

• Laureate,Seoul Peace Prize (2016)

• Named an Icon on the TIME100 Most Influential People in the World List (2016

• Recipient, Freedom From Want Award, from the Roosevelt Foundation (2016)

• Recipient, Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women's Health, University of Pennsylvania Nursing School (2016)

• Recipient, Champion for Peace, from Women for Women International (2015)

• PHR Human Rights Honoree, from Physicians for Human Rights (2015)

• Recipient, Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, from the European Parliament (2014)

• Recipient, Chirac Prize for Conflict Prevention (2013)

• Recipient, Human Rights First Award (2013)

• Recipient, Right Livelihood Award (2013)

• Recipient, Clinton Global Citizen Award (2011)

• Recipient, King Baudouin International Development Prize (2011)

• Recipient, University of Michigan Raoul Wallenberg Medal (2010)

• Recipient, Olof Palme Prize (2009)

• Recipient, UN Human Rights Prize (2008)

Faith Tradition

Dr. Mukwege has been a Pentecostal Protestant Christian since birth, a faith which he states has been a guiding force in his work, and partly ministers a Pentecostal church in Bukavu with 700 members.

MAJIDA JIBRAN

STEPHEN'S CHILDREN

Biography

Personal Life

Maggie Gobran was born in 1949 and grew up in a wealthy family in Cairo.  She earned a university degree in computer science, and began work as a manager in an Egyptian marketing company. She then taught at the American University of Cairo. Currently, she is married and has two children.

Professional Life

In 1987, on an annual Easter outreach, she met the Coptic Zabbaleen people, who live off what they find in landfills. She saw that young children spend their lives on landfills in search of food or income, buried under garbage. This experience changed her life and is at the heart of her devotion to improving the living conditions of the poorest in Egypt.

In 1989, she gave up her university career and founded the Stephen-Barna, or Stephen's Children organization, with the desire "to be a mother for the poorest of the poorest, and to “give the unloved the love of God”.

It focuses on the poorest and most oppressed groups in Egypt, often living in slums and landfills, regardless of their religion; Coptic Christian children, who are an oppressed and discriminated minority in the country, as well also disadvantaged Muslim children.

At first, Jibran visited families at home with her team and brought them clothes, food or helped them pay for their children's school fees.  During one visit, a mother told her, "If you want to help us, then help our children."  Gibran decided to set up kindergartens where young children could get medical care, lessons in hygiene, and their first courses in Arabic and mathematics. The organization has grown rapidly and eventually came to include literacy courses, craft courses, vocational training centers and more.

As of 2012, Jibran's Stephen's Children has already helped more than 14,000 children and 25,000 families through dozens of clinics, centers and educational camps, with the support of more than 1,500 employees and many volunteers.

Accomplishments

• Recipient, Charles W. Colson Courage and Conviction Award, Biola University (2018)

• Nominee, 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

• Recipient, Humanitarian and Civil Services Award, TAKREEM, (2018)

Faith Tradition

Jibran was raised as, and continues to practice, Coptic Christianity.  Her work with Stephen's Children, however, seeks to aid children of all faiths, including both Coptic Christian  Zabbaleens and oppressed Sunni and Shia Muslims in Egypt.

PEMA CHODRON

PANZI HOSPITAL

Biography

Personal Life

Professional Life

Accomplishments

Faith Tradition

PEMA CHÖDRÖN

GAMPO ABBEY

Biography

Personal Life

Pema Chödrön was born Deirdre Bloomfield-Brown on July 14, 1936 in New York City.  At a very young age, her family moved to a farm in New Jersey, where she lived a worry-free childhood and adolescence.  After attending Miss Porter's School in Connecticut, she pursued a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Sarah Lawrence College, and after obtaining it, obtained a master's in elementary education from the University of California, Berkeley.

She then worked as a teacher in California and New Mexico before becoming a Buddhist novice in 1974.

She married 2 times, and is a mother of 2 children and grandmother of 3 grandchildren. All live in San Francisco Bay, except a granddaughter attending Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.

Professional Life

Before becoming a novice, Chödrön studied Dharma in London under Chime Rinpoche for several years. After taking her novice vows in 1974, Chime Rinpoche became an enlightened guide of the former minister with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, who later became one of Chödrön's llamas.

Chödrön became a fully ordained nun, or bhikṣuṇī, in 1981, and was the first American in the Vajrayana tradition of Buddhism to attain the title. Her master teacher was Chögyam Trungpa, whom she met in 1972, and studied under until her death in 1987, after which she became the director of Kempo Abbey, Nova Scotia, Canada.

In 1991, Chödrön published her first book, The Wisdom of No Escape, which was met with popular acclaim, followed by Start Where You Are in 1994 and When Things Fall Apart in 1997, influenced by her diagnosis with chronic-fatigue syndrome three years prior.  These novels were beloved by readers for their powerful and insightful teachings into a Buddhist way of living.  They propelled Chödrön's rapid rise to notoriety, bringing considerable demand for media events, speaking, and further books.

Under the guidance of Kongtrul Rinpoche, Chödrön gradually regained her health, and continued teaching, fundraising, and writing.  In 2005, Pema Chödrön published No Time to Lose, a commentary on Shantideva's Bodhisattva way of life.

Accomplishments

Pema Chödrön was one of 8 recipients of the Global Bhikkhuni Award in 2016, as well as having published the following books:

• The Wisdom of No Escape And the Path of Loving-Kindness (1991)

• Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living (1994)

• Awakening Loving-Kindness (1996)

• When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (1996)

• The Places That Scare You: A Guide To Fearlessness (2001)

• Tonglen: The Path of Transformation (2001)

• Comfortable With Uncertainty: 108 Teachings (2002)

• Hooked! Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume (2005)

• No Time to Lose: A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva (2005)

• Practicing Peace in Times of War (2006)

• Always Maintain a Joyful Mind And Other Lojong Teachings on Awakening Compassion and Fearlessness (2007)

• Don't Bite the Hook: Finding Freedom From Anger and Other Destructive Emotions (2007)

• The Pocket Pema Chodron (2008)

• This Moment is the Perfect Teacher: 10 Buddhist Teachings on Cultivating Inner Strength and Compassion (2008)

• Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves From Old Habits and Fears (2009)

• Living Beautifully With Uncertainty and Change (2012)

Faith Tradition

At the age of 34, Chödrön began studying Buddhism, and became an ordained novice in 1974 at 38, and has remained a Buddhist since.

JULIE COYNE

EDUCATION AND HOPE

Biography

Personal Life

Julie Coyne was born in 1967 in Connecticut.  She was raised in Norwalk, CT and attended Norwalk High School before graduating and studying religion and women's studies at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.

Professional Life

In 1994, Coyne travelled to Guatemala for a Spanish immersion program and was shocked by the inaccessibility of the Guatemalan public education system and the rampant poverty and social issues plaguing the country.  Seeking humanitarian work, Coyne fundraised with her family, friends, and other donors, and was able to found the nonprofit organization Education and Hope in 1997.

Education and Hope first provided scholarships to a few students in the western highlands of Guatemala just outside the city of Quezaltenango, but problems outside of school, such as conflict, lack of parents' education, and hunger became apparent and were addressed with the creation of an after-school program for the students, which gradually grew to the present.  Today Education and Hope, still led and run day-to-day by Coyne, provides scholarships, uniforms, shoes, sneakers, bus fare, materials, an afterschool program, and help with medical expenses to over 200 children from western Guatemala.

Accomplishments

Apart from having founded and run Education and Hope for the past 21 years, Coyne was the recipient of a 2018 Wake Forest Distinguished Alumni Award.

FATHER BERNARD KINVI

JOHN PAUL II HOSPITAL

Biography

Personal Life

Professional Life

Father Bernard Kinvi is a Catholic priest who directs the hospital at the Catholic mission in Bossemptele, northwestern Central African Republic. When brutal sectarian violence erupted in the country in 2013, Father Kinvi saved the lives of hundreds of besieged Muslims, whom he gathered from their homes and sheltered in the Catholic church.

The crisis began in March 2013, when mostly Muslim Seleka forces overthrew the government and unleashed a wave of violence, burning villages and killing untold numbers of people. In response, militias known as the anti-balaka that were recruited from the majority Christian population began attacking Seleka bases and the Muslim minority. As Seleka leaders were forced from power and fled, Muslim civilians faced the wrath of anti-balaka forces. In town after town, the Muslims were attacked and massacred, their homes and mosques destroyed.

One of the most lethal attacks took place in Bossemptele, where anti-balaka forces killed more than 80 Muslims. Kinvi spent days searching for Muslim survivors, many of them children, and taking them to the Catholic church for safety. During the course of the conflict, he sheltered hundreds of Muslims in the church, despite repeated death threats from anti-balaka forces.

In March 2014, African peacekeepers evacuated most of the remaining Muslims in Bossemptele to Cameroon, adding to the more than 100,000 Muslims who have already fled the country. About 70 people, including more than a dozen disabled children, were left behind at the Catholic mission, too weak to make the journey. Undeterred, Kinvi continued caring for the Muslims in his charge and ultimately arranged for them to be reunited with their families.

Accomplishments

Faith Tradition

CHRISTOPHER CATRAMBONE

PANZI HOSPITAL

Biography

Personal Life

Professional Life

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Faith Tradition

EDMUND KOROMA

PANZI HOSPITAL

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Personal Life

Professional Life

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Faith Tradition

DR. TOM CATENA

PANZI HOSPITAL

Biography

Personal Life

Professional Life

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Faith Tradition

ELISE BOGHOSSIAN

PANZI HOSPITAL

Biography

Personal Life

Professional Life

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Faith Tradition

ERIK & PHILIPPA KEMPSON

PANZI HOSPITAL

Biography

Personal Life

Professional Life

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Faith Tradition

FATHER HECTOR CASTILLO

PANZI HOSPITAL

Biography

Personal Life

Professional Life

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Faith Tradition

GABRIEL STAURING

PANZI HOSPITAL

Biography

Personal Life

Professional Life

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Faith Tradition

JACQUELINE GAUTIER

PANZI HOSPITAL

Biography

Personal Life

Professional Life

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Faith Tradition

KYAW HLA AUNG

PANZI HOSPITAL

Biography

Personal Life

Professional Life

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