Who are The Elders?

I read about and work with illness so much that I thought I would put a spotlight on an organization called The Elders. This group of extraordinary, accomplished “retirees” continue to do extraordinary things later in life.

The Elders is an inspiring group of highly accomplished international elders working to make changes in the world, maintain idealism and hope in places and on issues where hope is hard to come by. Frankly, anytime I see President Jimmy Carter’s name mentioned I get excited. This group of peace-making, do-gooders is made up of the likes of Desmond Tutu, Mary Robinson, Kofi Annan, Ela Bhatt and many more notable freedom fighters and educators of the masses.  Take a look…

“The Elders are independent global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela, who offer their collective influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity.”

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Screen Shot: THEELDERS.ORG’s Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, and several women leaders from all over Africa, who are working for peace in Sudan, and justice to victims of sexual violence in conflict zones. .
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