Dear Friends:

I ask you to join me in gratitude for the life of Nelson Mandela, who died this afternoon. He was truly a “guardian of the future.” I pray in thanksgiving for his sacrifice, his commitment and his vibrant insistence for justice. His deep love of his people and his leadership in world peace has led the generations.

Blessings,
Sheila O’Connell-Roussell / Associate Professor / Department of Religious Studies