On the Passing of Nelson Mandela

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela


We at the Niagara Foundation give our condolences to the family and loved ones of Nelson Mandela. He will forever be remembered for bringing hope and the promise of equality to apartheid South Africa. The Nobel Peace Prize winner embodied all the qualities that we at Niagara seek to exemplify. If you would like to send his family a message of condolence, you may do so here.

Thank you, Nelson Mandela, for the impact you have made on us. Rest in peace.

Update 12/10/13: 

“We pay tribute to the honorable life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, who devoted himself to the principles of peace, democracy, social justice and equality. Faced with extraordinary challenges and adversity, he chose reconciliation over retaliation and, in doing so, set an example of living a more noble life. As we remember the lessons and wisdom of Mandela, we must reaffirm our commitment to the dignity of all humans, and to our shared values of peace, mutual understanding and respect through open dialogue.”

– Fethullah Gulen

Source: Alliance for Shared Values

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