HERO OF FORGIVENESS
Thomas Takashi Tanemori
Thomas Takashi Tanemori was an 8-year-old resident living in Hiroshima, Japan, when the United States dropped the atomic bomb. All of Thomas’ family died.
Thomas suffered serious radiation burns that still affect him, and is gradually going blind from his injuries. Nonetheless, he has established The Silkworm Peace Foundation to help himself and others to forgive and bring peace to the world.
HEROES of Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Peace
The designation of "Hero of Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Peace" is bestowed upon those who have courageously and dramatically stepped forward to demonstrate and exemplify the concept of forgiveness, reconciliation and peace.
These are not necessarily famous people. They are often ordinary people who have chosen to express profound and genuine forgiveness in their personal lives. These people have experienced a transformation as a result of their act or acts of forgiveness and demonstrate how this change continues to manifest over time. Their stories can inspire and motivate ordinary people to act in a similar manner.
CHAMPIONS of Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Peace
The "Champions of Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Peace" designation is bestowed upon those whose professional work inspires and leads the way by defining, applying and spreading the concept of forgiveness reconciliation and peace.