Our heroes are not sports people or entertainment celebrities, but those who throughout history have championed the cause of social justice in the name of Jesus Christ. These heroes weren’t activists as that term is commonly employed today. They were godly men and women who through their lives and those around them, brought the rule of heaven into the earth on behalf of the weak, the vulnerable and the exploited.

The catalog of such heroes is long and many of its potential members anonymous. The brief list provided here is intended to serve as an inspiration and an example that social transformation is historically brought about in every age by true disciples of Jesus. It is therefore no radical departure from the gospel of peace to insist that it should still be that way today.