Friday, December 6, 2013

NELSON MANDELA 1918 - 2013

It's impossible to imagine a world without Mandela. His death will leave a massive hole, not just in South Africa but around the world. He was a truly global leader who repeatedly rejected every injustice in the cause of human rights. He simply refused to accept injustice -- and his courage helped change our entire world. Mandela's life of political struggle and self-sacrifice became and remains an example to millions around the globe. Read more

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    “As a world leader who refused to accept injustice, Nelson Mandela’s courage helped change our entire world.”

    Nelson Mandela changed the world around him with his refusal to accept injustice, and his courage to fight through it all. Read more:

    On page 134 of the Engage book, in our studies of responding to structural violence we learned how to properly call to action on an issue without using violence. “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” (134) Thus explaining how a call to action is initially interpreted, with the idea that we cannot change something until we are face-to-face with it, which is sometimes hard for people to accept. Nelson Mandela on the other hand took matters into his own hands and in doing that he changed the world, with his life of political struggle and self-sacrifice. He was committed to attaining the freedom of his people and making a change in society with an internalized attitude, carrying “a view or a belief about life, persons, or things that one has accepted as true.” (135) He believed in the equal rights of all people and he fought against the injustice and the discrimination of the people in South Africa; though people from all over the world were moved by his words.