When Archbishop Desmond Tutu passed away, I wrote a bit about the unique friendship he shared with the Dalai Lama. Though they came from very different worlds—different nationalities, different faiths, different backgrounds—they shared a kinship based on compassion and joy.
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So a monk and a bishop walk into a bar… If someone had to sum up the friendship of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, maybe that’s how it would begin. A documentary to be streamed live on Facebook on June 2nd celebrates the...
I’ve never lived in a world where Desmond Tutu did not exist, where Khulu (short for ‘tatamkhulu’ which means ‘grandfather’ in Xhosa) was someone we spoke of in the past tense. The first thing I did after I found out that my grandfather died was...
South Africa’s Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu (“Call me ‘Arch’”) was an extraordinary human being. As a born-and-raised South African I was saddened at his passing but deeply moved by the countless tributes that poured in for him from around the world. Small of stature...
A documentary about the friendship between the Dalai Lama and the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu will screen at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St., in Moscow. “Mission Joy: Finding Happiness in Troubled Times,” released in 2021, tells the story of the two...
Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu died on Dec. 26. The Peace Lab organized a tribute to him on Jan. 31. Photo courtesy of butler.edu. TESSA FACKRELL | STAFF REPORTER | firstname.lastname@example.org. Members of the Desmond Tutu Peace Lab at Butler University honored Tutu’s legacy with a virtual tribute on...
As a Bates trustee for nearly three decades, I attended Commencement whenever I could. It was my joy and my honor. In most years, I marched with my fellow trustees, honorary degree recipients, the president, and other members of the platform party, joining them on the terrace of Coram Library as the Bates faculty took their seats on the Historic Quad, followed by the graduating class.
One day in the brutal Minnesota winter of 1999, I remember rushing through the snow to get into the sanctuary of a huge Presbyterian church in downtown Minneapolis to see Archbishop Desmond Tutu speak. I was a little bit late and the head of the local presbytery was already into his speech to introduce “the esteemed South African hero of the anti-Apartheid movement, the chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, winner of the Nobel Prize,” etc., etc.
After the recent passing of Desmond Tutu, I longed to hear the interview I did with him for a book I was working on, recorded on an old cassette tape, which I held on to and hadn’t listened to in 26 years. Such a gentle, kind, and eloquent man — I have thought about his compelling words and insights over the years. His remarks are as relevant now as they were in the mid-1990s.
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As superintendent of schools in Radnor (retired) and co-founder of the Uncommon Individual Foundation, a nonprofit mentoring foundation created in 1986, it was serendipity when I saw (the) “Village View” article. Jim Squire, retired head chaplain of Episcopal Academy for 38 years, had written a blog titled “A Moral Compass,” about the legacy of Desmond Tutu being a moral compass to the world. I could hardly wait to share your article, “Remembering Archbishop Tutu’s visit to Temple University,” (attached) and to tell Jim I was there on that wintry December day in 1985.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a South African Anglican cleric who in 1984 received the Nobel Prize for Peace for his role in the opposition to apartheid in South Africa, died on Dec. 26 at age 90. Mount Madonna School students first interviewed Tutu during their 2009 learning journey to South Africa and subsequent student groups met with him several times over nearly a decade.
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As a snot-nosed reporter fresh out of college and working the night shift at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, I had three assignments – monitor the police scanner, re-write obits and dig up at least one story each week for the Saturday religion page. These were the jobs for the newest reporters in the 1970s.
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During a tour of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia in August and September, 2009, I visited St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa. For 10 years this church was led by Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the first Black bishop in South African history. One of the greatest leaders of Black South African liberation, he died Dec. 26 at the age of 90.
We can honor Archbishop Tutu now by following his holy example and using our own hands to help. The post MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Honoring Beloved Archbishop Desmond Tutu appeared first on The Washington Informer.
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During a tour of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia in August and September of 2009, I visited St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa. For 10 years, this church was led by Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the first Black bishop in South African history. One of the greatest leaders of Black South African liberation, he died on Dec. 26 at the age of 90.
When I learned that Archbishop Desmond Tutu had passed away on Dec. 26, I was taken back to June 2015 and the impact of South Africa on my life. I had the honor of visiting Archbishop Tutu in his office in Cape Town. I was traveling with two young colleagues from the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence as well as our founder, Arun Gandhi, who was born and grew up in South Africa, and had known Archbishop Tutu for many years. We were at the end of a 15-day learning journey in South Africa, a trip Arun led annually called the Gandhi Legacy Tour. My colleagues and I were able to participate mainly through Arun’s generosity.
This year of new beginnings rests on the shoulders of some passing notables: Sidney Poitier, Betty White, John Madden, and most profoundly, Bishop Desmond Tutu, the first Black African Archbishop of the Anglican Church of South Africa. A Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Bishop Tutu was the chair and chief organizer...
Archbishop Desmond Tutu passed away at the age of 90 at the end of 2021. We look back at his legacy by revisiting his 2010 book Made For Goodness. Even after decades of fighting apartheid and seeing the cruelty people were capable of, he still believed that humans were mostly good at their core. Tutu told NPR's Renee Montagne that he was constantly bowled over by people's willingness to forgive.