Remembering Nelson Mandela: Resources and Reflections for the UMC


On Dec. 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela died at age 95. South African President Jacob Zuma made the announcement. Mandela, a former prisoner, became a statesman who led South Africa out of decades of apartheid.

Connection to Methodist Church

Throughout his life, Nelson Mandela had many connections to Methodism.

A graduate of a Methodist boarding school where many future African leaders were educated, the anti-apartheid champion was mentored by Methodist preachers and educators and formed a bond with a Methodist chaplain while in prison.

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Resources on Mandela and His Life

The worship team at the General Board of Discipleship has prepared an extensive collection of resources about Nelson Mandela and his life including a Liturgy of Remembrance, a reflection on Mandela and Advent and more. Find it at

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