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Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond and Mpho Tutu Speak Out on Gaza

Geoff Livingston | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Geoff Livingston

When my community suggested I ask Archbishop Tutu and Mpho about how to resolve the Gaza crisis, I agreed. The resulting conversation is fantastic.

Tutu Awesomely Calls Out Religious Leaders Who Won't Ordain Women

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion

As the Church of England celebrates its 20th anniversary of women ordination as priests, Archbishop Desmond Tutu sent a candid and enthusiastic note o...

What Desmond Tutu Can Teach World Leaders About Forgiveness

HuffPostLive | Posted 04.29.2014 | World

The Archbishop Emeritus of Capetown, Desmond Tutu, joined HuffPostLive together with his daughter Rev. Mpho Tutu to discuss their new work "The Book o...

Never Too Late to Apologize

Desmond Tutu | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

We strongly believe that it is time -- and not too late -- for the United States to apologize for the war in Iraq.

An Invitation to Forgive

Desmond Tutu | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

It's not okay to be injured. It's not okay to be abused. It's not okay to be violated. It's not okay to be betrayed. But it is okay to forgive.

With Archbishop Tutu in Cape Town

John Dear | Posted 05.23.2014 | World
John Dear

That night, on our flight back to the States, we were still high from the liturgy, the preaching, and the singing. But for me, it was the visit with Archbishop Desmond Tutu that touched me most.

Desmond Tutu: We Must Fight Injustice To Animals

Posted 12.27.2013 | Religion

Archbishop Desmond Tutu seeks social justice for everyone-- including animals. Tutu is archbishop emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa, and was the...

Invitation to My Birthday Party

Desmond Tutu | Posted 12.07.2013 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

We need each other's magnificence to be fully human. I need, and the world needs, you to be the unique and wonderful gift that you are. You are made for goodness and to be a person of peace. This is true for you and for every single human being on the planet. So join us on the Ubuntu Train and be part of the movement for peace within, among and between people.

On Ending Childhood Tuberculosis

Desmond Tutu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

It is a sad statement that childhood tuberculosis still kills as many children as it does. But this is an eminently solvable problem. All the world needs is a more aggressive commitment to end the disease.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Weighs In On Pope Francis

Religion News Service | SARAH PULLIAM BAILEY | Posted 09.13.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his fight against apartheid in South Africa, continues to speak arou...

Desmond Tutu: I'd Choose Hell Over A Homophobic Heaven

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.02.2013 | Religion

Desmond Tutu denounced religions that discriminate against LGTB-identified people by making some very strong statements during the United Nations' lau...

Desmond Tutu Released From Hospital

AP | Posted 06.29.2013 | Religion

JOHANNESBURG — Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu's foundation says the anti-apartheid hero was released from a hospital in Cape Town on Monday fol...

Dear God, Do You Ever Get Discouraged?

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry | Posted 06.16.2013 | Religion
Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

My heart is breaking. I wept when I heard of the bombs in Boston. My heart had been celebrating before the news, but even that joy is tinged with sorrow.

Jaweed Kaleem

Desmond Tutu Wins $1.7 Million Templeton Prize

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 04.04.2013 | Religion

Desmond Tutu, the former Anglican archbishop of Cape Town who rose to international fame as he helped lead the fight against apartheid in South Africa...

Changing the World, One Letter at a Time

Graham Milne | Posted 08.12.2012 | Impact
Graham Milne

In an age where many people equate activism with changing their Facebook profile picture, what makes a couple of first-worlders want to give everything up to live out of their backpacks for four years straight?

Ending Child Marriage: Insights From Desmond Tutu And Mary Robinson

Marianne Schnall | Posted 04.07.2012 | World
Marianne Schnall

Child marriage is one of the most shocking and disturbing practices facing girls around the world today. Every year, ten million girls are forcibly married before the age of eighteen, many as young as twelve or thirteen-years-old.

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...

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...

President Obama, Will You Heed Archbishop Tutu's Call to Action?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 11.29.2011 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Are we confident that U.S. leadership on HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis will acknowledge the evidence about what is possible and rise to this challenge? Will President Obama heed Archbishop Tutu's call to action and do his part to end AIDS?

U.N. Week Announces "Girls Not Brides"

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.27.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

While the practice of child marriage has been rooted in the traditions of many communities for generations and has remained largely unchallenged, this is all about to change.

Give 'Til It Hurts

BJ Gallagher | Posted 08.13.2011 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

As the collection basket made its way toward me, I wondered what to do. My business had been slow, so I had no extra money to give. I desperately wanted to support this marvelous process unfolding in South Africa.

All Are God's Children

Desmond Tutu | Posted 08.11.2011 | Religion
Desmond Tutu

All over the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are persecuted. We treat them as pariahs and make them doubt that they too are children of God -- this must be nearly the ultimate blasphemy.

God Is Not A Christian

Desmond Tutu | Posted 08.01.2011 | Religion
Desmond Tutu

Many of us perhaps need to have our notion of God deepened and expanded. We must be ready to learn from one another, not claiming that we alone possess all truth and that somehow we have a corner on God.

'We Are All God Carriers': The Universal Wisdom Of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

We are all God-carriers, he kept repeating, God's stand-ins, God's viceroys. Would we kill others if we believed it was killing a part of God every time?