“It took us 12 years to write a constitution. Don't underestimate what you have done.” Jimmy Carter
Last week, to conclude their two-day visit to Cairo, the Elders took part in a televised discussion with young Egyptians on the momentous events that have changed their country – and their hopes and expectations for what comes next.
"What can I do as an ordinary citizen, as a person of goodwill, to help support peace in the Middle East?"
Mary Robinson, Jimmy Carter and Lakhdar Brahimi answer your questions.
Jimmy Carter and Ela Bhatt answer your questions on promoting peace in the Middle East.
Just after returning from their recent trip to the Middle East, the Elders asked their supporters around the world to send in their questions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Here, Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson respond to some of your questions.
During their second visit to the Middle East in October 2010, the Elders travelled to East Jerusalem to see first-hand the extent of settlement expansion into Arab neighbourhoods.
Speaking at the the 2009 Parliament of the World's Religions, Jimmy Carter argues that the plight of abused women is made more acceptable by the mandated subservience of women by religious leaders.
In advance of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, the Elders enlisted their grandchildren to help convey the message that the world must act now to prevent climate catastrophe in the future.
On the second day of their visit, the Elders met Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem as well as Palestinian Prime Minister Salaam Fayyad in Ramallah. On their way to the West Bank, they stopped at the Qalandia checkpoint, where hundreds of Palestinians line up daily to cross into Israel under tight security. There they met Zaina who has made the crossing many times to go to school. Zaina joined other young Palestinians in conversation with the Elders later in the day to express their frustrations with the current situation and their hopes for peace.
Jimmy Carter discusses the impact of religion and tradition on the lives of women and girls.