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Miami Valley Peace Heroes Trail 

Lifting up peace heroes - for the next generation to learn how everyday people can succeed in making the world less violent and more just. Supporting peacebuilding through  Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and our peacebuilding partners.

Support Desmond Tutu in the Peace Heroes Trail 2022



Trudy Krisher


Roberta Farinet


William Ross

"....you talk to your enemies.: makes sense to me as a way to promote peace. positive communication


Trudy Krisher


Rebecca Cochran


Catherine Queener

“If you want peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.”




Kate Kreps


Trudy Krisher

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu


Anti-apartheid activist

Peace and reconciliation leader

There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they're falling in.



Tutu, an anti-apartheid activist, became the first Black Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa. 

After apartheid ended, Nelson Mandela selected Tutu to head the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which investigated human rights abuses by both pro and anti-apartheid groups.

He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

Why Desmond Tutu is a peace hero

I selected Archbishop Desmond Tutu for his life’s work of promoting peace, especially peace through racial reconciliation in South Africa.

I also took myself and my children to hear him speak at the University of Dayton Arena and was awed by his humanity and stirring words. 

Web links: 

The Christian Century   https://www.christiancentury.org/article/people/desmond-tutu-dies-90

Desmond Tutu: A Spiritual Biography of South Africa’s Confessor – Michael Battle

The Rainbow People of God by Desmond Tutu


Youtube video of Tutu’s funeral service https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=mcafee&ei=UTF-8&p=video+of+desmond+tutu&type=E211US0G0#id=6&vid=3f938f6d404f8190379b2791a287c442&action=click

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Team Members

Trudy Krisher

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