I can’t remember how I came across the Elders website but I was truly inspired by the concept! I’m a animal lover, a tree hugger and have the same corny wish as those beauty contestants for “world peace” and I thought “These people could really make a difference in our world!” I also like to wear my heart on my sleeve – okay – show my support on my shirt! – but a search for an “Elders” tshirt on the web came up empty. So I decided to make my own.
From their website www.TheElders.org
“1999. Peter Gabriel begins a conversation with Richard Branson about the Elders – a new gathering of world leaders who will come together to guide and support our “global village”. For their model they looked to traditional village elders, trusted by their people to resolve conflict within their communities.
In 2001 Gabriel and Branson take their idea to Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel. Mandela is immediately enthusiastic and, with the help of Graca Machel and Desmond Tutu, sets about bringing together the group of Elders you see here today.”
My tshirt design reads:
Listen To Your
Have heart! There is hope for our world yet!