Nelson Mandela dies, people of faith react

The hero of South Africa — and an inspiration to millions worldwide — died Thursday (Dec. 5) at 95. The Twitterverse lit up with memories, appreciation and prayers.

Be A King @BerniceKing

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mandela family at the news of the passing of former President of South...

5:02 PM - 5 Dec 2013

Russell Moore @drmoore

As we remember Nelson Mandela, it's a good time to pray for the people of South Africa.

4:59 PM - 5 Dec 2013 from Nashville, TN, United States

Joshua DuBois @joshuadubois

What free people the world over owe to #Mandela:

4:55 PM - 5 Dec 2013

Church of England @c_of_e

May Nelson #Mandela Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory.

5:04 PM - 5 Dec 2013

Jim Wallis @jimwallis

The greatest political leader of the 20th century has just passed. Thanks be to God for Nelson Mandela.

5:01 PM - 5 Dec 2013

Rabbi Steven Wernick @rebsteve

Just learned of Nelson Mandela's passing. May his memory be for a blessing.

5:09 PM - 5 Dec 2013

Dr. Freddy Haynes @fhunscripted

RIP Freedom Fighter and Loving Liberator Nelson Mandela. Thanks for loving us enough to give your life to the struggle!

4:58 PM - 5 Dec 2013

ADL @ADL_National

Nelson Mandela was a true hero of freedom who brought historic change.

5:26 PM - 5 Dec 2013

TD Jakes @BishopJakes

Saddened to hear the passing of @NelsonMandela. History cannot contain the lasting impact of his unparalleled force for change

5:24 PM - 5 Dec 2013

jamalbryant @jamalhbryant

To my brothers & sisters in South Africa stand strong! We are praying for you! #Nelsonmandela #RIP

5:37 PM - 5 Dec 2013

Ingrid Mattson @IngridMattson

Nelson Mandela was a great role model for all of us. I am grateful to God that we had him in our lives for so long.

5:01 PM - 5 Dec 2013

Council PWR @Council_PWR

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, ‘Madiba,’ has now passed into the Light. He was here now he is everywhere. He reminded...

Ed Stetzer @edstetzer

As Christians around South Africa and the world, Nelson Mandela, we salute you:

Cardinal Dolan @CardinalDolan

Nelson Mandela was a hero to the world. May he rest in peace. #RIPNelsonMandela #NelsonMandela #RememberingMandela …

7:35 PM - 5 Dec 2013

Mormon Newsroom @MormonNewsroom

First Presidency Expresses Condolences at Passing of Nelson Mandela #lds #mormon