Nelson Mandela 1918 – 2013

In our work in Africa, we talk a lot about having conviction to serve the most vulnerable children. We see a crisis, and hope people all over the world will respond with an understanding of the urgency needed.

Nelson Mandela lived his life in response to an urgent need, to a crisis. His bold conviction challenged, and continues to challenge all of us to rid the world of suffering. Inequality and injustice were non-negotiable to him. They had to end, and he would not stop until they did.

His passing leaves this challenge to our generation. How will we rid the world of suffering? How far will we go to live out our convictions? Look what happened when he laid his life down for what he believed in. Look, and act.