Nelson Mandela

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December 10, 2013

[Anglican Church of Southern Africa] An excerpt from a homily delivered by the Most Rev. Thabo Makgoba, Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, at Holy Cross Church, Nyanga, Cape Town on the Day of Prayer and Reflection for Nelson Mandela on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.

On the international...

December 9, 2013

I was leading prayers at the Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Pennsylvania State Capitol when the news of President Mandela’s death came. Just before I rose for my final prayers the Governor whispered the news to me and asked me to announce it at the benediction.  I did so and there were deep...

December 9, 2013

Sawubona, Yebho. This is a salutation you would hear if you were to travel to Johannesburg and Cape Town, the cities where my family live and where I was born and raised. The Zulu greeting, “Sawubona” means “I see you” and the response “Ngikhona” means “I am here.” As always, when...

December 9, 2013

[World Council of Churches press release] The general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday morning 9 December, to attend events in honour of Nelson Mandela who died Thursday, 5 December.

Monday...

December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, with Archbishop Ted Scott (standing behind him), in a candid photograph during his visit to Toronto in 1990. Photo: General Synod Archives

[Anglican Journal] Nelson Mandela, known worldwide as the symbol of South Africa’s...

December 6, 2013

[Evangelical Lutheran Church in America] The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), is joining members of this church and “all people of good will throughout the world” in morning the passing of former South Africa President...

December 4, 2013

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following statement:

The people of The Episcopal Church join the world in mourning the death of Nelson Mandela, prophet and witness to justice. His...

June 13, 2013

[Office of the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town] Open letter from Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Revd Dr Thabo Makgoba.

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, dear friends of South Africa everywhere,  I invite you to join with me in praying for God’s tender merciful hand  to be...