Greg Mortenson has been promoting peace by building schools and purging ignorance in Pakistan and Afghanistan for more than a decade.
“If you fight terrorism, that’s based in fear. But if you promote peace, that’s based in hope,” Mortenson said. “And the real enemy I think is ignorance. It’s ignorance that breeds hatred.”
His Pennies for Peace raises money from American schoolkids by collecting pennies to build his schools. His best-selling book is Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations One School at a Time.
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