Desmond Mpilo Tutu (born 7 October 1931) is a South African activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. He was the first black South African Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, and primate of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (now the Anglican Church of Southern Africa).Tutu is a supporter of the magazine New Internationalist, which campaigns for social and environmental justice worldwide.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu Explains It All For You. "I can't for the life of me imagine that God will say, 'I will punish you because you are black, you should have been white... I will punish you because you are homosexual, you ought to have been heterosexual.' I can't for the life of me believe that is how God sees things."
Biography Mother Teresa |
Mother Teresa (1910–1997) was a Roman Catholic nun who devoted her life to serving the poor and destitute around the world. She spent many years in Calcutta, India where she founded the Missionaries of Charity, a religious congregation devoted to helping those in great need. In 1979, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize […]
Archbishop Desmond Tutu of Cape Town smiles as he gestures from a platform during the Nelson Mandela Freedom Rally in London's Hyde Park, on July 17, 1988 - on the eve of the jailed African National Congress leader's 70 birthday. A crowd estimated at 250,000 attended the rally. (AP Photo/Gill Allen)
Creating the Next Generation of Peacemakers
Rotary and Archbishop Desmond Tutu are working to create a more peaceful world. Recently, The Desmond Tutu Foundation devoted a blog post to Rotary’s work in peace and conflict resolution, no…