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Desmond Tutu

The Appalling Silence of Good People

PJ Mintner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
PJ Mintner

Every time I'm lukewarmly supportive, rather than being a passionate believer in social justice, I tell the world that I don't care about others, and I certainly don't care about myself.

Desmond Tutu Not A Big Fan Of Drones

Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Ryan J. Reilly

WASHINGTON -- Cape Town Archbishop Emeritis Desmond Tutu is "deeply disturbed" that a possible judicial review process of President Barack Obama's ta...

My Hope for 2030: A World Without Child Marriage

Impatient Optimists | Posted 04.08.2013 | World
Impatient Optimists

The harmful effects of child marriage are not limited to the girls themselves. When a girl is married, she is deprived of the opportunities -- educational, social and economic -- that would allow her to help lift her family and her community out of poverty.

I Am Because You Are

Robert Koehler | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Robert Koehler

Their grief is too profound and too public. Their words have to be taken seriously -- allowed to mix with the politics and the self-interest and the fear, those generic trivializers of the national conversation.

God Is Not A Christian: What Desmond Tutu Said To The Dalai Lama

Posted 01.08.2013 | Religion

Adapted from THE WISDOM OF COMPASSION: Stories of Remarkable Encounters and Timeless Insights by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Victor Chan by arrang...

Desmond Tutu Starts Petition To Release Nobel Winner

Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact

When Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 for his dedication to human rights in China, he and his wife were under house arrest. To this day, t...

The Essence of Nobelity

Gaia | Posted 02.06.2013 | Entertainment

Desmond Tutu points out that a solitary human being is a contradiction in terms. Our humanity, as the film brings home, is defined by the quality of our relations: how well we take care of each other, as well as our universal home.

Tutu Urges Uganda To Drop Bid To Jail Gays And Lesbians

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 12.05.2012 | Religion

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Tuesday (Dec. 4) urged Uganda to scrap a controversial draft law that would send gays a...

Bush and Blair Aren't Guilty of War Crimes in Iraq

Steven Strauss | Posted 11.26.2012 | World
Steven Strauss

Leaders often face making difficult decisions, with limited information, under horrendous time pressure. We shouldn't criminalize mistakes and failures. But that doesn't mean we should reward gross ineptitude.

'Stars Earn Stripes': Thoughts From a Veteran's Mom

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 10.15.2012 | TV
Rev. Susan Russell

With both of my Anti-War/Pro-Vets hats firmly in place and in the fine company of nine Nobel Peace Prize winners -- this mom is calling on NBC to be ashamed of themselves.

Collective Wisdom

Alan Briskin | Posted 09.24.2012 | Green
Alan Briskin

Human well-being and nature's well-being are inextricably linked. Both the soul and the soil must be nurtured for life to have meaning, generativity, and significance. Yet too often we live with notions of scarcity, that there is not enough or that competing priorities necessitate painful sacrifices.

Happy Birthday, Nelson Mandela!

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.16.2012 | Black Voices

Celebrations will take place across the world tomorrow to mark Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday. A Nobel peace laureate, Mandela spent 27 years in...

Why We Love Men Who Love Women

Christine Horansky | Posted 08.18.2012 | Impact
Christine Horansky

Growing up, I was blessed to have an encouraging dad along with male teachers and bosses who took the time to invest in me.

Forgiveness: You Can't Have It Both Ways

Maria Mayo | Posted 07.22.2012 | Religion
Maria Mayo

Conflating biblical understandings of forgiveness with individual, therapeutic notions distorts the biblical text and creates pressure on individual victims.

Upending Political Vitriol

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Robert V. Taylor

Our culture and political process is adept at demonizing opposing points of view and candidates. What if, instead of accepting this as the norm, we embrace a proactive response that insists on a new discourse?

Made For Goodness

Desmond Tutu | Posted 03.13.2012 | Good News
Desmond Tutu

Our own stories, experiences and gifts are the incubators of good news. When we allow our imagination to be engaged with the needs of the world around us, we actively participate in expanding love and compassion. When we do so, God is tickled pink!

Truth or Dare: Would Black America Support President Obama If He Were Atheist?

Kirsten West Savali | Posted 01.30.2012 | Black Voices
Kirsten West Savali

Truth or dare, evangelical, African-American Obama supporters: How deeply does your faith inform your politics? More importantly, would you support President Barack Obama if he were atheist?

Lucia Graves

Global Leaders Call On Canada To Fight Climate Change In New Ad | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- African leaders including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jay Naidoo of former President Nelson Mandela's cabinet, and Zwelinzima Vavi, general...

Thanks(giving) Be to God

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 01.23.2012 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

There is so much to be grateful for -- the grand and the mundane, the intimate and the global, the sacred and the supposedly secular. Blessings surround us on all sides. We just need to open our eyes and see them, name them, and say thank you.

13-Year-Old Pakistani Girl Nominated For International Peace Award

The Times of India | Posted 11.21.2011 | Home

A brave girl from Pakistan, who as an 11-year-old wrote about the Taliban banning girls' schools in the picturesque Swat Valley and missing watching h...

Catching Up With Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Posted 01.04.2012 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, fresh off his 80th birthday celebrations, is the subject ...

The Children Of God Storybook Bible

Posted 01.02.2012 | Religion

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, author of "Children Of God Storybook Bible: Deluxe Edition," was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his lifelong strug...

Achieving Global Gender Equality: Men in Support of Women

Peter Buffett | Posted 12.05.2011 | Impact
Peter Buffett

Men must be called upon not to act "on behalf of" women, but to support women to have more power to act on behalf of themselves.

WATCH: Desmond Tutu Celebrates 80th Birthday

BBC, AP | Danielle Cadet | Posted 12.06.2011 | Impact

South Africa's "moral conscience," Archbishop Desmond Tutu, celebrated his 80th birthday Friday, BBC reports. The octogenarian, who helped end the...

PHOTOS: Celebrating the Life of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Posted 12.07.2011 | Religion

In honor of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's 80th birthday, HuffPost Religion is honored to publish a collection of photos from his life and work found in th...