Conflict Resolution

Archbishop Tutu’s letter on the ICC to AU delegates – 11 October 2013

Delegates to the African Union Extraordinary Summit Addis Ababa, Ethiopia P.O. Box 3243 Roosevelt Street Honorable Delegates of the African Union Extraordinary Summit, I write out of deep concern at the efforts by Kenya and Sudan to urge our continent’s leaders to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). I urge my fellow Africans to

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Africa Needs the I.C.C. – 11 October 2013

Withdrawing from international tribunals is not the answer. African leaders must not be allowed to withdraw their countries from the International Criminal Court. It will only encourage further government abuses. By Desmond Tutu CAPE TOWN: Members of the African Union will meet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, today to discuss recent calls by some African leaders

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Third Annual Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture – 07 October 2013

‘Strong and Cohesive societies: the foundations for sustainable peace’ Speech by Mr. Kofi Annan     3rd Annual Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture University of Western Cape, 7 October 2013 It is a privilege to be here to deliver the third annual peace lecture in this prestigious series. I would like to thank the University of

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s statement on the disappearance of Syrian church leaders – 13 June 2013

The violence and terror that have consumed Syria over the past two years have exacted a terrible toll. A disproportionately high number of innocent lives have been lost, including many women and children. Amidst such chaos and human suffering, to focus on any single event, or to single out individuals particularly worthy of attention, would

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Rhodes University

Do you recall that we had airports named JB Hertzog, Jan Smuts, DF Malan? In Pretoria there used to be a Roberts Heights which became Voortrekkerhoogte. Well today it is called ThataTswane. You recall someone called Beyers Naude? Well you know that he had been a high ranking official of the NG Kerk supporting the

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Statement by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu on Mandela Day 2012

CAPE TOWN: 16 July 2012 – The greatest gift our nation could possibly give uTata Nelson Mandela for his 94th birthday this week would be to emulate his magnanimity and grace.

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Message to United4Iran

Hello my Iranian brothers and sisters. I am Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Three years ago the world witnessed millions of you standing up against repression, demanding democracy and human rights. The spark that you lit in Iran has inspired unprecedented change in the region. However, in Iran, your demands have yet to be realized. Oppression continues.

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