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Who inspires the young?

I know peace will come - and it will be brought about by mums and dads who are brave enough to create a new future for their children by letting go of the past. I applaud you and send my love.
Veronica Arnold
Australia
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
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
Once in a lifetime God sends somebody special to lead us out of darkness into the realms of love and peace. Thank you God, for giving us Mandela, who also taught how to love and forgive.
Vivian & Austin Iwar
Nigeria
The Elephant currently has its foot on the tail of the Mouse. Thank you, The Elders, for demanding the Elephant to move.
Anna Kallio
Pori, Finland
On my mind...i have a desire to write a song for mother Earth... A call to all who have a heart for the Earth...a call to all Earth's children...a time to give life a chance..
Bamidele Oni
Nigeria
You taught us humility, patience and love. Gave us strength to aspire to get education even if we fail along the way but most of all you sacrificed your life for us. RIP TATA
Gregory Matjabe
Pretoria, 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
Could you get the Rothschild , Rockefeller and the Morgan bankers together and talk to them about peace ?
Mary Ramsey
Chesnee SC USA
Reaching across human-made borders to our brothers & sisters in Peace. We are One.
Peace Monger
UK
It has been said that until the children of the Middle East sleep soundly in their beds, neither will children around the world. Please join us in this historic opportunity for peace.
Jeff Skoll
USA
Let peace live in every home and heart.
Taofeek Ayanwale Adeola
Lagos, Nigeria.
Prayers and work for peace in our household don't stop after 30 years. We will not give up.
Laura Diviney
North Carolina, USA
There is no more important nor more attainable issue than that of World Peace. Only through peace can man work together to overcome all other challenges to the survival of mankind on Earth.
Dennis Robinson
USA
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
May wisdom in the form of humanity excel over capitalism among those with influence.
Rob Kingston
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
Camagu Yem yem...Qhawe lama qhawe. I shall not shed a tear but I will wear a smile to celebrate a life that changed millions of lives, including mine.
Joy Sixholo
Cape Town, South Africa
My old friend you shall live on live on for eons in the eye of the bird, in the smile of the hyena and in the beating hearts of all enlightened human beings Thank you for being you Aroha Nui whanauxxx
Brent D Gilbert
New Zealand
Thank you Hanar Shaat for the wonderful article you published here on October 18, 2010. You have the vision.
DW Duke
USA
He forgave his opponents, which was remarkable. But even more striking is that he did not impose shame upon them. Instead he invited them to feel pride in the new world he created. He will be missed!
Edward Cameron
New York
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
Thank you Archbishop Desmond Tutu for your support of Gay Rights across the globe. Equality and Equity for all!
Emelia Music
London
This situation concerns me deeply, and I have contacted President Obama with a link to your statement, urging him to act on it. I pray that this situation can be resolved peacefully.
Jody Tracy
Minneapolis, MN
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
Like the wonderful movie "The Lemon Tree", we all want to live peacefully. Its just a matter of walking in your neighbor's shoes...and letting your neighbor walk in yours.
Dorothy Coakley
San Francisco (CA) Bay Area
From the American on the Jewish boat to Gaza. "Palestine I Hear You" We can no longer meet hate with hate but rather look into the eyes of our enemy and see ourselves.
Lillian Rosengarten
Hudson Valley, New York
NELSON MANDELA has gone "HOME". . We all suffer a great loss with the passing of NELSON MANDELA. A humble superb Inspiration to me and millions of people around our World...
Michael A Riddell
Redhead Village, Australia
Londoners are out to cause lasting peace and unity - we take on showing week in week out that we can stand shoulder to shoulder - come join us: http://interfaithfriday.wordpress.com/about/
#InterfaithFriday
London
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
Siyabonga Madiba for your example, your dignity, your grace. I regret that I didn't get to meet you in person but I wish you well on your final journey home. Uxolo Madiba. Hamba Kahle.
Alycia Hutchisson
USA
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The Elders

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

(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.

Kofi Annan

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.