July 18, 2018

A statue of Nelson Mandela stands in front of the South African Embassy in Washington, D.C. (Wikimedia Commons / Ted Eytan)

"To be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."

—Nelson Mandela, born 100 years ago on July 18, 1918. Today is celebrated as Mandela Day.

Read Mercy Sr. Jean Evans' reflection on Mandela and the years she lived in South Africa on Global Sisters Report: If you want to go far, go together.