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We Remember Nelson Mandela and the Call for All to be Free

December 5, 2013

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Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

We give thanks for the life of Nelson Mandela, whose long earthly walk to freedom ended today. Embedded below are a number of his quotes, videos of three of his speeches, and tributes to him by Prime Minister Harper and President Obama. As President Obama says, Nelson Mandela was “one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. He no longer belongs to us; he belongs to the ages.”

Rest eternal grant to Nelson Mandela, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him. Amen. 

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DECEMBER 7 UPDATE:

John McIntyre shared this email yesterday about one way we can pay tribute to Nelson Mandela at St. Paul’s tomorrow:

Hi All,

I don’t know if this pure irony, or serendipitous, or simply reassuring that the Powers greater us have an ultimate Plan that comes together but it’s intriguing to say the least that our randomly selected colours this Sunday are those of South Africa, as the world celebrates the incomparable, globally altering life of Nelson Mandela. Go figure… (Optional, of course but) Wearing any or all of the amazing colours of the flag of South Africa on Sunday seems to me to be very appropriate and honouring.

Yours to consider… Peace, …John…

“Colour du Jour” for Sun., Dec. 8: On Dec. 11, South Africa celebrates their independence. The South African flag is beautiful with green, black, white, yellow, red, and blue. Lots of choices for our Colours Du Jour but if anyone can pull off all 6 colours, they will be the lucky recipient of a $5.00 Tim’s Card courtesy yours truly.

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Nelson Mandela Walking with Desmond TutuThe Anglican Communion News Service posted an article on December 5 with tributes to Nelson Mandela from Anglican Communion leaders from around the world. It can be accessed by clicking here.

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DECEMBER 10 UPDATE:

Embedded below is today’s Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg.

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