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Archbishop Desmond Tutu Launches Petition Against Climate Change


Archbishop Desmond Tutu has launched a petition calling for British prime minister David Cameron and Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moonto respond urgently to climate change by setting a renewable energy target of 100% by 2050. “Climate change is one of the greatest moral … Read more

Brian Rusch appointed Executive Director of Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation


NEW YORK, June 24, 2015  – The Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation (DTPF) announced today the appointment of Brian Rusch as the new Executive Director of the foundation. As Executive Director, Rusch will helm Archbishop Emeritus and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu’s only … Read more

Tutu endorses United Church of Christ divestment


The United Church of Christ will hold its general synod in Cleveland June 26-30 and consider a divestment resolution targeting the Israeli occupation. Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu has issued a statement supporting the resolution. My dear sisters and brothers in … Read more

Desmond Tutu & Trevor Manuel: Why tackling climate change is a moral and economic imperative


Nowadays, people are too often forced to choose between doing what is morally right and doing what is economically beneficial. Indeed, their options sometimes appear to be mutually exclusive, making the decision of which path to take exceedingly challenging. Sometimes, … Read more

Does the U.S need a Truth and Reconciliation Process?


In the wake of the storm of police violence against black people raging across the United States, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter, Reverend Mpho Tutu, consider the question of whether a truth and reconciliation process is needed in America, … Read more

Desmond Tutu: The Slow Genocide Against the Rohingya


Transcribed from Archbishop Tutu’s speech to the Oslo Conference on Rohingyas The credit that is due to the government of Myanmar for reforms undertaken over the past couple of years does not blind us to the ongoing disavowal and repression … Read more

Archbishop Tutu Joins HelpAge International’s Campaign to Make Older People Count

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu is backing young and old to demand that everyone counts when governments agree on global goals to reduce poverty at the UN later this year. “As we get older our rights do not change. As we get … Read more

‘Use Myanmar aid to save Rohingya’: Tutu in Oslo


South Africa’s Archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu yesterday called for international aid to Myanmar to be linked to the plight of the country’s persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority. “2015 is a big year for Myanmar with both a … Read more

The Elders Focus On the Need for a Two-state Solution for Israel and Palestine


The Elders ended their visit to Israel and Palestine with a call for meaningful steps to stop the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and reconcile the different Palestinian factions. They are convinced that only a two-state solution can bring a just and lasting … Read more

What is “Ubuntu”?


Our work at the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation is grounded in the South African philosophy of “ubuntu”. Many of you have asked of us, “what does ubuntu mean?” In the following video, Reverend Mpho Tutu, youngest daughter of the Archbishop … Read more