Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Peace and reconciliation leader
“There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they're falling in.”
Tutu, an anti-apartheid activist, became the first Black Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa.
After apartheid ended, Nelson Mandela selected Tutu to head the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which investigated human rights abuses by both pro and anti-apartheid groups.
He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.
Why Desmond Tutu is a peace hero
I selected Archbishop Desmond Tutu for his life’s work of promoting peace, especially peace through racial reconciliation in South Africa.
I also took myself and my children to hear him speak at the University of Dayton Arena and was awed by his humanity and stirring words.
The Christian Century https://www.christiancentury.org/article/people/desmond-tutu-dies-90
Desmond Tutu: A Spiritual Biography of South Africa’s Confessor – Michael Battle
The Rainbow People of God by Desmond Tutu
Youtube video of Tutu’s funeral service https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=mcafee&ei=UTF-8&p=video+of+desmond+tutu&type=E211US0G0#id=6&vid=3f938f6d404f8190379b2791a287c442&action=clickThank you for supporting peacebuilding and the Miami Valley Peace Heroes Trail!