Message of support

Mandela showed us that the path to achieve the true potential of humanity is in love, truth and especially in forgiveness
Thiago Casagrande
São Paulo, Brazil
The Elders is the most important group I believe has ever been formed. It is a reminder that the world must listen to wisdom if humanity is to heal its wounds and embrace a positive future.
Ben Erwin
New York, NY
For there to be peace there is a need to recognise past pain. To heal the pain we need understanding. To succeed we need to know that all of our needs as fellow human beings are much the same.
Gill Heriz
UK
Peace is truly a working effort, while war and hatred seem to come easily. Our job is to show our children that peace is worth our greatest effort.
Cynthia Gore
Franklin, TN
Fundraiser for the Elders? Indy film: "The Lemon Tree" about a Palestinian widow who must cut down her lemon grove because its too near the Israeli ambassador's house. Sympathetic to both sides.
Dorothy Coakley
San Francisco
Peace takes so much more courage than war. Understanding takes so much more work than intolerance. Getting started is harder than doing something. Be brave enough to be different.
Kat
USA
War has killed millions of beautiful human beings - Yet if a Microbe was found on another planet it would be cherished as a miracle - Peace, respect and tolerance is the only way forward.
James Cassells
Sydney Australia
Who you are for me Madiba is distinction integrity, peace, love, humility, forgiveness, courage, contribution and being a beacon of hope! We will cherish and rejoice your life, your contributions...
Swati Save
Bombay
Violence and rhetoric is blindly directed to an opposing zone. Retaliation seems to reap more intense and cheaper cognitive rewards than investing effort in addressing the systemic sources of conflict.
Mo98a
Rīga
Many thanks to The Elders. Humanity must understand that we are all the same. Believing in the same God.
Cristina Rudäng
Stockholm
Only when we achieve being aware of God even in our rivals, we can be aware of God at all. No one should talk about religious reasons while fighting against other beings! I pray for us all for awaking
Eva Bongartz
Germany
If the majority of people want peace, then it follows that, just as is being done by A Better Community For All, there is potential to explore cultural unity no matter what the conflict.
Burton Danet, Ph.D.
Manhattan Beach CA USA
Dear Collegues, I am personally advising the United Nations Security Council to bear with the works which the Elders are doing just for peaceful solution & negotiations with the Palestinians & others
Dr Safdar Khalifa/UN Rtd
Nigeria
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
He was SA's and perhaps even the world greatest leader. A beacon of hope and a symbol of unity- he achieved all this through practicing simple humane principles. I am so sad I will never meet him!
Shenaaz Chenia
Johannesburg - South Africa
I am deeply moved to embrace and live Madiba's wisdom. Such an enormous void can only be filled with the determination to carry out his vision of unity for humanity. RIP beautiful soul
Treacy O'Connor
Dublin, Ireland
Dear all one heartily request to you all please don’t create any humour on Ayodhya Verdict thats only effect the general public only and please pass this msg as many as you can
praj
india
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
Hi I have been in the last 4 years lecturing for Palestinians about the Jewish Holocaust in europe. i would like to introduce this Jobb to the elders showing its powe to bring peace 052-455
khaled kasab mahameed
khaledlajon@yahoo.com
Nothing can beat wisdom - and the elders represent wisdom.
Lilian Ong'ayo
England - UK
it wonders me that the world wide " wholesale peacemakers"[US&allies] are still supporting israel...
MuHammEd FaZiL BiN MusThaFa
InDIA
BYE BYE, MADIBA... LONG LIVE, MANDELA...
BISIKAY
LONDON, UK
may your great soul rest in peace.
puleng & kgosi
south africa
Last time you came and preached to the choir. We in the peace camp love you all, but you must engage with the opponents of peace on both sides, settlers and jihadists.
Aharon Eviatar
Israel
Help Greek politicians solve the debt crisis without exhausting to death the Greek people. The way they have begun solving the crisis does not allow growth.
ELENI ANTONOPOULOU
ATHENS, GREECE
Madiba showed the people of the world that great nations are built with moral courage and collective strength, with justice and equal opportunity, with love and forgiveness, with vision and wisdom.
Ela Bhatt
India
In our time, peace should not be a radical concept. Leading hearts and minds to believe that peace is the most natural choice will bring about lasting change.
Kristi York Wooten
USA
What a great man we have given up to the Heavens. May he watch over us and help us all find Peace in our lifetime. To paraphrase another great leader.... "We must be the Mandela we wish to see."
LIanne M. Chase
Albany, New Yoek
Keep up the great work, all.
Pat Farr
UK
Shalom. Salem. Peace. May we all take this opportunity to recognise the unity behind the schisms that have divided us for so long.
Sarah Bisby
UK