Who has signed the Charter?

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    "How many people have signed the Charter?", we hesitate and say, well over 2 million, realizing that even this is an estimate. Knowing how many people have signed the Charter is a difficult task to gauge.  We know how many have come to our website to sign it: about 120,000 currently.  Of course, that number grows daily.  We did not have a recording feature in place to number all those signatures in the early days of the Charter.  For example, to capture the more than 160,000 people who contributed their ideas to what should be in the Charter.  We know that Dublin had a signature campaign early on, and that Pakistan and Australia are running campaigns to collect one million signatures each.  We also know that churches, synagoues and mosques and various organizations from the West Bank to the United Kingdom have been collecting signatures. So when the question is asked, we can only estimate. We urge you, if you are involved in a campaign to promote the Charter, please have people enter their names on our website, or if you can't at the time, send us the names and e-mail addresses and we'll see that they get in our listing. 

    Here follows the names of people, many well know to you, who have agreed to lend their name as having affirmed the Charter.

    Adrian Grenier: actor, director, musician and producer

    Alain de Botton: Swiss writer, philosopher, and television personality

    Ali Asani: professor of Indo-Muslim Religion and Cultures

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu: South African social rights activist and a retired Anglican Bishop

    Baroness Julia Neuberger: author and a member of the British House of Lords

    Bishop John Bryson Chane: bishop in the Episcopal Church

    Bro. Paulus Terwitte: monk and moderator of the parochial show “So Gesehen” on the German TV

    Candido Mendes: Brazilian teacher, educator, lawyer, sociologist, political scientist and essayist 

    Chandra Muzaffar: political scientist, and an Islamic reformist and acitivist

    Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece: investment consultant and was heir apparent to the Greek throne

    Dave Eggers: American writer, editor, and publisher

    David Lynch: American film director, visual artist and musician

    Who Signed 2

    H.M. Queen Noor of Jordan: President of the United World Colleges movement 

    H.M. Queen Rania al Abdullah of Jordan: advocate for education, health, and advocate of the anti-nuclear weapons proliferation campaign Global Zero

    Ha Vinh Tho: program director of the Gross National Happiness centre of Bhutan 

    H.H. Dalai Lama: spirtual leader of Tibet 

    H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Sooud Al-Qasimi: member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates

    H.R.H. Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan: co-chairman of the Independent Bureau for Humanitarian Issues and member of the Jordanian Royal Family

    Isabel Allende: author and journalist

    Jean Zaru: Palestinian Quaker who is a founding member of Sabeel

    Jody Williams: American political activist known for her work in banning anti-personnel landmines

    Karen Armstrong: British author and commentator known for her books on comparative religion, founder of the Charter for Compassion

    Kenneth Cole: founder of Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc.

    Lauren Bush: CEO, creative director, and Co-Founder of FEED projects

    Marti Ahtisari: Finnish politician and a Nobel Peace prize laureate

    Meg Ryan: American actress and producer

    Melissa Etheridge: singer and musician

    Mohammad Ali: retired professonial boxer and humanitarian

    Mohsen Kadivar: Iranian philosopher, university lecturer, cleric and activist

    Muna Abu-Salayman: influential Arab and Muslim Media personality

    Paul Simon: American musician, actor and singer-songwriter.

    Who Signed 3

    Peter Gabriel: English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist

    Pierre & Pamela Omidyar: French-born Iranian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist

    Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark: member of board of the Anna-Maria Foundation, designed to help victims of natural disasters

    Prof. Dr .Din Syamsuddin: politician and Chairman of Muhammadiyah

    Prof. Robert Thurman: American Buddhist writer

    Quincy Jones: American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer and musician

    Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp: Rabbi of the Liberal Jewish Community in The Hague

    Rabbi David Saperstein: American rabbi, lawyer and Jewish community leader

    Rainn Wilson: American actor, best known for his role as Dwight Schrute

    Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell: chair of the Board of Trustees and the Global Compassion Council; former General Secretary of the National Council of the Churches

    Rev. Peter Storey: South African Methodist minister

    Rose Mapendo: Congolese human rights activist, she founded the Mapendo New Horizons Foundation

    Sadhvi Chaitanya: Spiritual director and author

    Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche: The head of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and Shambhala International

    Salman Ahmed: Pakistani musician, rock guitarist, physician, activist, and the professor at the City University of New York

    Seyyed Hossein Nasr: Iranian University Professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University

    Shaykh Abdullah Bin Bayyah: president of the forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim soecitites 

    Shaykh Hamza Yusuf: American Islamic scholar

    Sheikh Ali Gomaa: Eygptian scholar, jurist, and public figure

    Shiv Khemka: vice chairman of the SUN group, and public speaker

    Sir Ken Robinson: English author, speaker and international advisor

    Sir Richard Branson: English businessman and investor and founder of Virgin Group

    Sister Joan Chittister: Benedictine nun, author and speaker 

    Swami Dayananda: monk of the Hindu monastic order and a renowned traditional teacher of Advaita Vedanta

    Tariq Ramadan: Swiss writer and academic philospher

    Tu Wei Ming: ethicist and a new Confucian, professor of philosophy

    Vusi Mahlasela: Sotho South African singer-songwriter

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