On November 8, 2005, Rael awarded her the title “Honorary Guide of Humanity” for promoting peace and non-violence. Sheehan’s son Casey was killed while on duty in Iraq, and following his death she demanded an explanation for the war from President George Bush, campaigning ceaselessly toward that end. By establishing a camp near the gates of his Crawford ranch to publicly protest the war and the senseless deaths it has wrought, she reenergized the U.S. peace movement for a new generation.