Message of support

I don't know what to say; for I don't understand. Is it for me to understand? What I know is; there is one God. Strive for peace. Hatred, bigotry, killing, and murder are not the things of God.
David J Barnett
Phoenix, Arizona USA
We owe it to the young people of the world to create an environment of peace. To show them that war is a destructive force for the whole of the human race. I support the elders and send them love.
DOT MERRY
ENGLAND
I pledge to live the example set by Tata Madiba - to act humanely towards my fellow man - to come from a place of Love - to acknowledge and recognise that we are all equal in the eyes of our Creator.
Eliza James
South Africa
Sharing will bring justice. Justice will bring peace. Sharing will save Israel and Palestine. Sharing will save the world.
Marco Agelink
The Netherlands
What is real in this world and what is not may just be a matter of perspective. However I believe it is important to be firmly grounded in this reality and to do no harm. We are not alone.
Observer
Probably Known
Gratitude to the Elders and to all who are working for peace and justice. Thank you.
Beth Edmonds
San Jose, CA
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
each journey begins with one foot in front of the other,extend your hand in peace and someone will always shake it
Deb Juker
Alberta Canada
Madiba, you taught the world to forgive, reconcile, but most of all to love the humanity in all! May the world honour you in upholding your principles, and move towards the vision you have shown us.
Liz van der Jagt
South Africa
I have researched concentration camp systems (from 1933) using own funds. Millions being spent on Holocaust studies each year need to also consider contemporary situation in Palestine, and humanity.
Dr Joanne McNally
Berlin /Grimsby
The conflict in the Middle East has been going on for far to long; and far too many lives ruined or lost; For God's sake it must stop now.
Themba P V Mndaweni
South Afraica
Peaceful relationships recognize we are all one. When we harm others, we harm ourselves. There is no higher truth. Thank you all for your service to humanity.
Barbara
Saint Augustine Florida
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
Please consider the world our grandchildren will share, and put aside today's political and economic pressures. Our grandchildren must live in the world we leave them. Our problems are irrelevant.
Rob Branch-Dasch
The Garden
I hosted the Elders dialogue today at Government house in Jerusalem. The path to peace is there to grasp through women and children of the coming generations. The choice is yours!
Robert Mood
UNTSO
As I witnessed the memorial I was reminded of the strides that we still need to make as a nation but 4ever encouraged that as the fight4freedom still continues so do the victories that we are yet2win.
Noloyiso Mpanza
South Africa, Johannesburg
Peace requires courage, strength and wisdom. It's a continuous struggle for human rights and freedoms. Peace is also an internal struggle of every person on Earth to overcome selfishness and fear.
Xhabir M. Deralla
Skopje, Macedonia
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
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
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
Thank you to The Elders for getting out the truth about the oppression of the Palestinians and working for a peaceful resolution. For too many decades, the Western world hasn't paid attention.
Debbie Montesano
Chandler, AZ
The entire country' ,from the sea to the river,should be open to both Israelis and Palestinians, enjoying equal rights and rejecting any discrimination. This political entity should be a Condominium,
Ervin Y. Kedar (prof. Ph.D.)
Israel/Palestine
I pray for the little children of Gaza. I know many of them have lost their homes and family members in the recent conflict. I pray that The Elders can help bring about peace to their troubled land.
Peggy Sheridan
N. Ireland
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
Brothers who do not remember their common origin shall one day maybe tomorrow find the path to their common heritage and be reunited through a new brotherhood.
Marc Power
Paris
We obtained peace in Northern Ireland through dialogue. I pray that one day a lasting and sustainable solution can be obtained in the Middle East through similar, peaceful dialogue.
Peggy Sheridan
Belfast
It is the individual person who is alive--you. Create government to run for ALL the people to smooth the way. Educate children at an early age not just civics but what gov. is by using a dictionary.
Kathy Smith
Los Angeles
Reaching across human-made borders to our brothers & sisters in Peace. We are One.
Peace Monger
UK
Thank you so much for the work you are doing. I almost didn't send a message but if ordinary people show their support rather than just think it your work might be strengthened.
Gill Hardie
United Kingdom
I wish his soul rest in peace. let the world take inspiration from him to carry on in life with his guidance & principles.
minhaj
dubai