Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Former Archbishop of Cape Town
"My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together."
Desmond Tutu has been in the priesthood for almost 50 years, serving first as a teacher and theologian, then as the General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches (SACC), the Bishop of Johannesburg, and finally the Archbishop of Cape Town. Tutu led a formidable crusade for justice and racial conciliation in South Africa. His tireless work was recognized in 1984, when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. While his vigorous anti-apartheid activism in his native South Africa first propelled him into the glare of international news media, today Desmond Tutu is revered as a moral voice and someone who speaks with gravitas on a range of issues. While he is an Anglican Archbishop emeritus and thus unflinching in his religious beliefs, Tutu also places great value on religious inclusiveness and interfaith dialogue.
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