“There is still too much discord, hatred, division, conflict and violence in our world here at the beginning of the 21st century. A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dream of. … It is so easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build.”
These are historic words of Nelson Mandela, spoken in Soweto, South Africa, only three years ago on 12 July 2008. How are we builders of bridges and peace? Interfaith dialogue, gender equality and the struggle against hunger are just three examples of where our mission as RSCJ intersects with the purposes of the United Nations.