three_cupsGreg Mortenson is an anti-terrorism warrior in the Islamic strongholds of Afghanistan and Pakistan, and his main weapon is schools… “Americans are now learning that we can’t fight the war on terrorism with bombs, but with books,” said Mortenson, 48, founder of a movement that has built 55 schools in those two countries in the past 13 years, educating 24,000 children.

I can’t think of a better cause for Americans to support. His Pennies for Peace raises money from American schoolkids by collecting pennies to build his schools. His new 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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