Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu
The Nelson Mandela Foundation describes Tutu as “ an extraordinary human being. A thinker. A leader. A shepherd."
A fighter who was a leader in the anti-apartheid movement, which fought against a White minority who ruled the Black majority through the brutal, heinous system of legislation and segregation policies, has passed away.
He was a peacemaker of worldly justice FOR ALL. The South African, Archbishop of Cape Town, campaigned for democracy, human rights, and tolerance to be achieved by dialogue and accommodation between enemies.
In 1984, Tutu was awarded the nobel Peace Prize for his role as a unifying leaders figure in the campaign to resolve apartheid in South Africa. In 2009, President Barack Obama presented Tutu with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Reverend Tutu also wrote several children’s books, three represented in this post.
Let There Be Light, a story of Creation, centers around culturally African images and themes.
Desmond and the Very Mean Word, A story in learning the power for forgiveness and letting go of anger.
And finally, God’s Dream focuses on humanity and love for all.
Use his books to introduce the youth to this iconic international peacemaker.
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