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REV. CANON MPHO TUTU VAN FURTH DELIVERS ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU OPENING ADDRESS AT FIDH 39 CONGRESS

Distinguished Delegates, Dear Friends, I welcome you all to South Africa! You are here on Constitution Hill, where stands a symbol of the recent troubled history of our beautiful country. Here, were detained, those who, like you present today and elsewhere around the world, stood up for rights, stood against discrimination, and called for equality.

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WOMEN’S DAY 2016

  Archbishop Desmond Tutu did an opening prayer: Beloved God As we commemorate Women’s Day in South Africa today, and the struggles women have endured for equal rights and freedom in our dear land, our hearts are filled with hope and joy. Hope born out of our firm conviction that women can do a better

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REV MPHO TUTU VAN FURTH KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT #1stWorldLGBTConference

  Wow. What a fascinating field you work in! And what a complicated area to unpack from an international perspective in a world of so many rights and so many wrongs! Before wading in, I’d like to thank the conceivers and organisers of this 1st World LGBT Conference for Criminal Justice Professionals. Last month we

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ACKNOWLEDGING PROFESSOR LINDA-GAIL BEKKER AND THE HIV FOUNDATION TEAM

Professor Linda-Gail Bekker’s elevation to the presidency of the International Aids Society at the 21st International Aids Conference held in Durban last month is richly deserved. It is a timely affirmation of the scientific and humanitarian work she and her team of researchers and community activists are doing in Cape Town to confront and manage

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ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU: REACHING WITHIN OURSELVES FOR SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL VIOLENCE

Two knifemen claiming to be acting in the name of God beheaded an 85-year-old priest in Normandy this week. In Jerusalem, troops destroyed the homes of 11 Palestinian families leading toclashes in which several Palestinians were wounded. In Mogadishu, a suicidebomber killed 13 people outside a United Nations office. In Aleppo, the United Nations called

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#Tutu67Minutes – Mandela Day

Vegetable Garden for I & J Unakho Children’s Home, Barcelona, Gugulethu. “I pray that before I die I will see our country move in the right direction. That our country will invest in people. Our country will spend a great deal of its money on decent homes for our children.” – Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

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WATCH: TUTU CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF MINISTRY

10 July 2016 – A special service is being held at St Mary’s Cathedral in Johannesburg on Sunday 10 July 2016 to celebrate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s 40 years of episcopal ministry. Photo: EPA/NIC BOTHMA Video: eNCA

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ARCHBISHOP TUTU’S 40 YEARS OF EPISCOPAL MINISTRY TO BE CELEBRATED IN JOHANNESBURG ON SUNDAY

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s four decades of episcopal ministry will be celebrated at a special thanksgiving service at St Mary’s Cathedral in Johannesburg this Sunday (10 July). Archbishop Tutu served as Dean of St Mary’s prior to being appointed Bishop of Lesotho 40 years ago. The service on Sunday begins promptly at 9am. The sermon

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YOUTH HEALTH FESTIVAL

The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation hosted a Youth Health Festival in collaboration with Artscape in Cape Town on Youth Day (16 June 2016). The festival will focused on choices and consequences related to sexual practices and health, and seek to raise awareness about the importance of treatment adherence. The vast majority of the

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Rev Canon Mpho Tutu van Furth 19th Annual Hawke Lecture at University of Southern Australia

The TV screens are full of Florida. How dare you talk forgiveness now? The blood has barely dried on the stories of our lives Our names are sobs and sighs Snatched out of the mouths of those who once spoke our names with love and pride How can you talk forgiveness now? And who will

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