My role models in Peacemaking are Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesus Christ, and O'Sensei, Morihei Ueshiba (the founder of Aikido). There are many lessons to be learned from these men and many other men and women. I take lessons from these teachers and others and integrate them with our core practices, specifically our Taijiquan training, Self Defense workshops, and Stress Management workshops.
For a deeper look, following are some reading choices on engaged peacemaking. I hope this is of interest to some of you:
The Art of Peace
Jesus and Nonviolence by Walter Wink
Dr. King's Six Steps of Nonviolent Social Change