Today the world mourns and celebrates the death and life of Nelson Mandela.
Of all of Mandela’s accomplishments, I’d like to highlight his legacy as an Elder for the entire world. In 2007, Mandela agreed to help launch The Elders, an independent group of global leaders who work together for peace and human rights.
The idea was simple:
Many communities look to their elders for guidance, or to help resolve disputes. In an increasingly interdependent world – a ‘global village’ – could a small, dedicated group of individuals use their collective experience and influence to help tackle some of the most pressing problems facing the world today?
Join us in celebrating the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.