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|The Most Reverend|
|Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town|
|Province||Anglican Church of Southern Africa|
|See||Cape Town (retired)|
|Predecessor||Philip Welsford Richmond Russell|
|Ordination||1960 as Priest|
Bishop of Lesotho|
Bishop of Johannesburg
Archbishop of Cape Town
7 October 1931|
Klerksdorp, Transvaal, South Africa
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|The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu|
|Tutu's role during apartheid|
|Tutu's role since apartheid|
|Role in South Africa|
|Chairman of the Elders|
|Role in the Third World|
|United Nations Role|
|Other Humanitarian Initiatives|
|One Young World|
Desmond Mpilo Tutu (born 7 October 1931) is a South African cleric and activist who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. In 1984, Tutu became the second South African to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Tutu was the first black South African Anglican 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 chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and is currently the chairman of The Elders. Tutu is vocal in his defence of human rights and uses his high profile to campaign for the oppressed. Tutu also campaigns to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, homophobia, poverty and racism. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2005 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009. Tutu has also compiled several books of his speeches and sayings.
- Shirley du Boulay, Tutu: Voice of the Voiceless (Eerdmans, 1988).
- Michael J. Battle, Reconciliation: The Ubuntu Theology of Desmond Tutu (Pilgrim Press, 1997).
- Steven D. Gish, Desmond Tutu: A Biography (Greenwood, 2004).
- David Hein, "Bishop Tutu's Christology." Cross Currents 34 (1984): 492-99.
- David Hein, "Religion and Politics in South Africa." Modern Age 31 (1987): 21-30.
- John Allen, Rabble-Rouser for Peace: The Authorised Biography of Desmond Tutu (Rider Books, 2007).
- Desmond Tutu Diversity Trust
- The Desmond Tutu Peace Centre
- Tutu Foundation UK
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies at Liverpool Hope University
- Desmond Tutu - South Africa's moral conscience (Bio and Video)
- IMDB Profile
- Nobel lecture, 11 December 1984
- Desmond Tutu on The Hour
- Dalai Lama, Bishop Tutu Join Seattle Interfaith Discussion
- Desmond Tutu lights a candle for Rwanda
- Spirit that Freed South Africa Must Now Rescue the Planet by Desmond Tutu
- http://wikipedia.com article Desmond Tutu
Philip Welsford Richmond Russell
|Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town|
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