Mourning Nelson Mandela


December 6th, 2013

Contemplating the achievements of great men like Nelson Mandela is awe inspiring.  He was a man able to make positive use of even the hardest of times, such as his 27 years in prison, to study and to construct a blueprint for the future of his nation.  His speeches and writings were challenging and inspirational, but he also lived his life according the values he promoted:  “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

Mandela

The spirit of reconciliation he fostered in South Africa saved many lives and rebuilt the country in a way no one would have thought possible in the dark days of apartheid.

As South Africans now struggle to come to terms with the loss of the father of the nation, we hope that their memories of his leadership will enable them to continue to follow his vision of equality and reconciliation

The world mourns the loss of one of its greatest men, but he leaves us a wonderful legacy to inspire generations to come to fight for social justice.

 

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