Michael Berg


Michael Berg was devastated when his son, Nicholas, was beheaded on videotape by terrorist leader, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. So when Zarqawi was killed by U.S. military forces in Iraq, people expected Michael to celebrate his death. His reaction surprised many when he told the world that he mourns the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi as he would the death of any man.


Berg stated, “He has a family who are reacting just as my family reacted when Nick was killed, and I feel bad for that.” When interviewed recently on CNN, news anchor Soledad O’Brien expressed surprise at his reaction. His reply was, “Well, you shouldn't be surprised, because I have never indicated anything but forgiveness and peace in any interview on the air.”


A life-long peace activist, Michael is currently running for the U.S. Congress as the Green Party candidate in Wilmington, Delaware.

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.


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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.