Archive: Desmond Tutu
Obama is a person of courageous integrity. He could have ingratiated himself to white Americans by repudiating his pastor completely. He did nothing of the sort. That speaks volumes for the man.
By Desmond Tutu | May 6, 2008; 10:59 AM ET | Comments (69)
I urge China to enter into a substantive and meaningful dialogue with this man of peace, the Dalai Lama. Killing, imprisonment and torture are not a sport: the innocents must be released and given free and fair trials.
By Desmond Tutu | March 25, 2008; 07:53 PM ET | Comments (2023)
Mother Teresa has helped to affirm many who are passing through this period of desolation and dryness when God seems so remote.
By Desmond Tutu | August 29, 2007; 07:09 AM ET | Comments (44)
There is no religion that is violent.
By Desmond Tutu | April 19, 2007; 09:27 AM ET | Comments (29)
We send our deepest sympathies to all who have been bereaved, and to those who have been injured and we pray too for the perpetrator.
By Desmond Tutu | April 18, 2007; 10:10 AM ET | Comments (71)
Anything that can assist me in praying better, that helps me to be still and centered, I am happy to employ.
By Desmond Tutu | April 12, 2007; 09:55 AM ET | Comments (339)
Why are we generating so much heat over this issue at a time when the world is groaning under the burden of dehumanizing poverty, when disease is devastating whole communities, when conflicts are sowing mayhem and carnage?
By Desmond Tutu | February 28, 2007; 07:34 AM ET | Comments (140)
As God's representatives, human beings must exercise dominion over creation as God would, that is, caringly, lovingly and compassionately.
By Desmond Tutu | February 7, 2007; 11:39 AM ET | Comments (42)
The US conceded it was not the legitimate authority to declare war on Iraq--a precondition for a just war--by itself seeking the approval of the UN Security Council.
By Desmond Tutu | January 11, 2007; 11:38 AM ET | Comments (29)
I can’t explain it adequately but a wonderful calm descended over me.
By Desmond Tutu | January 5, 2007; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (117)
We should be hanging our heads in shame for the bloody wars of religion that have been waged in the name of the Prince of Peace; we should speak as those whose faith has produced those who were responsible for the Holocaust, who supported apartheid enthusiastically as consonant with the Christian scriptures, as those who have as fellow Christians the Ku Klux Klan, and those who have spewed forth so much homophobic hate
By Desmond Tutu | November 28, 2006; 07:45 PM ET | Comments (50)
The Supreme Transcendent One longs for us to live amicably together in harmony with all other creatures...No religious faith I know proclaims that violence is right, that it is right to steal, to be cruel, to oppress another
By Desmond Tutu | November 15, 2006; 05:30 PM ET | Comments (55)