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January 31, 2016

Archbishop Tutu Endorses Three Nobel Peace Prize 2016 Nominations

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has endorsed three competing but complementary nominations for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize. The nomination process closes tomorrow (1 February).

The three nominations are:

The Aegean Solidarity Movement, in acknowledgement of the compassion of the people of the Greek Islands in opening their hearts and homes to hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing war-torn lands in 2015.

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January 23, 2016

Tutu Inspires Students at University of Michigan-Flint to Fight for Justice

tutu-540x360Nontombi Naomi Tutu was in Flint, Michigan this week to serve as the keynote speaker for the University’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium.

One of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s daughters, the civil rights and gender equality activist was on the campus to discuss race and equality.

“He (Martin Luther King, Jr.) spoke, yes, of having a dream, but he spoke of having a dream that required us as members of the community of the world, the nation, to step up,” Tutu said. Read More

January 17, 2016

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – Our Conscience Then & Now


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech almost exactly a year before his death which may be unfamiliar to many of us.  It has been somewhat eclipsed in the collective memory of America by his glorious and unforgettable “I Have A Dream speech.”  But it is no less important as a cornerstone of his legacy.  The speech, Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence, Declaration of Independence from the War in Vietnam, was delivered in April 1967.  In it, Dr. King raised the call to end the war in Vietnam and spoke of the pivotal choice our society had before it:

“We must move past indecision to action. We must find new ways to speak for peace in Vietnam and justice throughout the developing world, a world that borders on our doors. If we do not act we shall surely be dragged down the long, dark and shameful corridors of time reserved for those who possess power without compassion, might without morality, and strength without sight.” Read More

January 3, 2016

Ten Pieces of Wisdom from Desmond Tutu to Inspire Change Makers in 2016

Our mission at DTPF is to inspire a new generation of change makers to make this world a more peaceful place through exposing them to the actions, works and words of Archbishop Tutu. As we begin 2016 with the sense of hope and excitement that every new year brings, we thought we would visit some of the Archbishop’s most quotable to take into 2016.

 1. “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good that overwhelm the world.”  Read More