Jenson was also active in ecumenical dialogues.
Rebecca Samuel Dali was recognized especially for her efforts to reintegrate women and their children who had been held captive by militants.
Terry Rombot has faced religious persecution in his home country.
Yisrael Kristal, an Orthodox Jew, celebrated his bar mitzvah in Israel last October, 100 years late.
A. R. Bernard, lead pastor of a 33,000-member church in Brooklyn, New York, cited "conflict in values" with the administration.
Luis Rafael Zarama's appointment by Pope Francis is another indication of the growth in the number of Hispanic Catholics—especially in the South.
The pastor had taken dozens of mission trips to the nation since 1997—until he was accused of undermining the government.
Ehsan Rehan, 26, now lives in Washington, D.C., meeting with U.S. policymakers and international visitors.
Younanr received the honor for his work toward interreligious dialogue in Jerusalem and around the world.
Joel Hunter broke with many of his peers in moving beyond hot-button topics.