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Wonderful to see our wise Elders meet and act with communities in Palestine and Israel. I cannot think of another current example of the human rights abuses occuring in Palestine.
annette brownlie
australia
In my feelings everything is better when we have a shoulder to stand by.
Ilidio Bila
Maputo, Mozambique
I sincerely hope and wish that, under the kind and wise guidance of the Elders, common Israelis and Palestinians will make friends and say no to hate-instigators and extremists on both sides!
Helene Hansson
Israel
Mandela taught my generation that “Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation."
Michael Boampong
Ghana/USA
freedom,freedom,freedom,in ethiopia.
getnetabebe
ethiopia
THE LIFE OF MADIBA IS A LESSON FOR US THAT ARE EXPECTING TO TAKE OVER THE LEADERSHIP OF OUR VARIOUS NATIONS ALWAYS TO FORGIVE AND LOVE EVEN YOUR WORST POLITICAL RI VAL
Obadiah Chikezie
NIGERIA
His action went beyond the struggle for a free South Africa. It illustrated the struggle to liberate human beings from the shackles both of racism and of revenge.
Fernando H Cardoso
Brazil
I met with a number of Israeli and Palestinian peace groups back in 2005 and since then I have shared their work with thousands of Americans who are largely unaware of peace organizations there.
Joe Parko
Tennessee, USA
Overwhelmingly, the people of the Middle East want lives of peace and justice. The framework for resolution of differences is increasingly clear, and it is to be hoped that political leaders will take full advantage of this opportunity.
Jimmy Carter
USA
may men forget their indifferences and come under one massive big umbrella of our supreme personality of god head SRI KRISHNA BHAGAWAN , men must learn to surrender at HIS lotus feet. HE is the one
ramdootdas
uk
Here's a good start...The Venus Project http://www.thevenusproject.com/ You may call it Utopia....however as Lennon sang in Imagine..."I hope some day you will join us" Peace!!
Rob
Northern California - USA
It is time to move forward. Israel must recognise the State of Palestine on the 1967 border, Jerusalem internationalized. Palestine will recognize Israel.
Mike
United States of America
The Children of Israel and the World are our future. Peace evolves from within and the idea of continuing War will be out of reach. Our kids prefer Love, Peace, and Joy!!
Susan
Canada
If through the wisdom our sages we endeavor to lift the downtrodden and the disadvantaged into dignified existential living, we would have reconciled our world to the original intention of the Creator
Babatunde David Oyewole
Nigeria
Women are the key to building peace. Women's participation and representation is an integral part of any peace process. Women will bring constructive, creative and sustainable solutions to the table.
Ela Bhatt
India
I sincerely hope your mission is successful and those people stop fighting in the Holy Land. I oppose all violence, even non-physical violence.
Tom Vitale
Altanta, GA (born Pgh. PA.)
27 yeas of imprisonment 67yrs of fighting we lost our father, mentor, fighter, may soul rest in peace
bellah moropodi
south africa (sebokeng)
I cannot express it any better than Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh: "Peace is not simply the absence of violence; it is the cultivation of understanding, insight and compassion combined with action."
Andrew Smith
England
He teaches us the importance of justice, redemption,words with actions, commitment and endurance, faithfulness and love. RIP. <3
Yonara Santana
Brazil
RIP Tata your legacy will be remebered by people over the world. You are the father of nations as was promised like Abraham, WE LOVE YOU TATA MADIBA
Thabitha Thobane
South Africa
Tears flow for our Madiba tonight, but our hearts will forever sing because you were here... Thank you Tata. We love you.
Susan
Johannesburg, South Africa
The best way to end war is to make it a less profitable business. This is (besides getting rid of religion) the most crucial point - where our beloved governments constantly and willingly fail.
Martin Hoffmann
Paraguay
Both sides, Israelis and Palestinians deserve to live in peace and recognize each other existence. Israelis to give back the 1967 occupied lands and Palestinians to acknowledge the state of Israel.
Sultan Salem
Jordan
It is insufficient simply to support 'peace'. We need to set out the choice: either two states (partition) or a single democratic state. There is no third way.
Roger Higginson
London, UK
Political economists, critical of capitalism exposed gross injustices caused by usurious banking and intentional obfuscation of money creation. Is serious research yielding alternatives to capitalism?
Jordan S
NYC
Here in Virginia, I send my prayers of Love and Peace to ALL people in the Middle East and want you to know that you are not alone in your journey of Hope and Healing.
Roxie Hoven
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
I am very happy to know and joy this group. I am very interesting your doing.
BoBoKyaw
Yangon,Myanmar
The Two States solution is Not a solution for the conflict in the Middle East. The real solution is necessarily more creative, and absolutely larger in scope and depth. Please cf lexeevictor.hpage.com
Lexee Victor
Tristes Tropiques
There should never be any untoucahbles, or unbelievers anywhere. Just accepting each other for who we are,. Children of the Creator
Michael Anderson
Fort Collins, Colorado USA
Izwe lonke lilahlekelwe iqhawe lamaqhawe. Ulale ngoxolo mongameli uMadiba
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(1918-2013) Founder

Former President of South Africa and Nobel Peace Laureate; a leader who dedicated his life to the anti-apartheid struggle, democracy and equality; founder of The Elders.

Martti Ahtisaari

Martti Ahtisaari

Former President of Finland; Nobel Peace Laureate and expert in international peace mediation, diplomacy and post-conflict state building.

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Kofi Annan

Chair of The Elders

Former UN Secretary-General, Nobel Peace Laureate and Chair of The Elders; put development, human rights, the rule of law, good governance and peace at the top of the United Nations agenda.

Ela Bhatt

Ela Bhatt

The ‘gentle revolutionary’; a pioneer in women’s empowerment and grassroots development, founder of the more than 1 million-strong Self-Employed Women’s Association in India.

Lakhdar Brahimi

Lakhdar Brahimi

Former Algerian freedom fighter, Foreign Minister, conflict mediator and UN diplomat; an expert in peacekeeping and post-conflict reconstruction.

Gro Harlem Brundtland

Gro Harlem Brundtland

Deputy Chair of The Elders

First woman Prime Minister of Norway and Deputy Chair of The Elders; a medical doctor who champions health as a human right; put sustainable development on the international agenda.

Fernando Henrique Cardoso

Fernando H Cardoso

Former President of Brazil; implemented major land reform programme, reduced poverty and significantly improved health and education; an acclaimed sociologist and global advocate for drug policy reform.

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Former President of the United States, Nobel Peace Laureate and veteran peace negotiator; dedicated to advancing peace, democracy and health worldwide.

Hina Jilani

Hina Jilani

Pioneering lawyer and pro-democracy campaigner; a leading activist in Pakistan's women's movement and international champion of human rights.

Graça Machel

Graça Machel

International advocate for women’s and children's rights; former freedom fighter and first Education Minister of Mozambique.

Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson

First woman President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; a passionate, forceful advocate for gender equality, women’s participation in peace-building and human dignity.

Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu

Honorary Elder

Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, Nobel Peace Laureate and Honorary Elder; a veteran anti-apartheid activist and peace campaigner widely regarded as ‘South Africa’s moral conscience’.

Ernesto Zedillo

Ernesto Zedillo

Former President of Mexico who led profound democratic and social reforms; economist and advocate of multilateralism, inclusive globalisation, nuclear non-proliferation and drug policy reform.