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President Mandela taught us so many lessons. From reconciliation and personal perseverance to the true meaning of public service and the importance national liberation movements, what he taught us was to never give up the fight for justice.
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When I think of a world without our beloved Mandela, I imagine how empty it will feel without his great intellect and incredible gift.
Today I had the great honor of saying an opening prayer at the National Cathedral's memorial service for Nelson Mandela, the most important political leader of the 20th century. This was an honor, not only because of Mandela's stature on the world's stage, but because he was someone I admired very deeply and personally.
Those lofty goals are far from being met in South Africa, or here in the U.S., for that matter. Mandela's legacy to us is to hold out the greater vision of reconciliation, a dream of justice grounded in a profound faith in the human capacity to change.
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We need Mandela's same brave determined spirit if we're to take on the impossible task of trying to end war, poverty, hunger, gun violence, drones, executions, nuclear weapons and environmental destruction.
People attending Nelson Mandela's public Memorial Service at the FNB stadium on December 10, 2013, in Johannesburg, South
The campaign faced other hurdles as well. Though there was little quality polling in South Africa, the first numbers they
The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with over 2.3 million people behind bars. Let us act to show that this nation is concerned about the human rights violations that are happening at home.
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It is not that both were not ambitious men who aspired to power -- they both certainly were. It is that they both were leaders who understood that, as Voltaire said, with great power comes great responsibility.
Maya Angelou, who first met Nelson Mandela in the early 1960s, praised him as a great man worthy of comparison to another icon she knew — the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
"We chose sides," the MSNBC host continued, raising his voice. "We chose the wrong side. People in this country turned us
Madiba was that singular, solid, reassuring force for a country slowly, fitfully transforming itself from one of the world's most oppressive regimes into one of its most progressive young democracies.
I had the good fortune to meet Mr. Mandela in 1994 in my homeland of South Africa, days before the historic elections. The journey leading to that meeting was a long one, a circle, a return to my childhood.
Responding to conservatives who dismiss Mandela as a communist, Gingrich added, "Actually Mandela was raised in a Methodist