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

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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”?

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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

Peace3 “Peace Within” Call for Video Entries Now Open!

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The Peace3 “Peace Within” Call for Video Entries is now open! Submit your videos to our online contest at Peace3 Woobox  or Peace3 Facebook or Peace3@Tutu. Be sure to mark your calendars! Peace within is the presence of everyday  compassion and humanity.​ Peace … Read more

Killings of Rural Communities in Nigeria: Where is the state?

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On Monday night, my village came under brutal attack by Fulani pastoralist gunmen in the Sanga Local Government Area, Kaduna State, Nigeria. Attacks spanned a cluster of villages in the area, where at the last count there were over 90 dead … Read more

Ann Curry Interviews Desmond Tutu for The Today Show

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu chaired South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which saw 19,000 men, women and children testify about the brutal atrocities they endured under the racial oppression of apartheid. The commission operated according to his principle that “no one … Read more

Indonesian Comfort Women Seek Justice as Time Runs Out

The term Jugun Ianfu (Comfort Women) refers to those women who were forced into sexual slavery to fulfill the sexual needs of Japanese military personnel and civil officers at ianjo or comfort stations during the Asian Pacific War in 1931-1945.  … Read more

Liberia Marathon Commemorates a Decade of Negative Peace

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Despite a rainy forecast on August 25th over a thousand runners turned up in Monrovia for Liberia’s second organized marathon since the end of the civil war. The “Liberia Rising, Together” marathon is one in a series of events that … Read more

3rd Annual Tutu International Peace Lecture in Cape Town, South Africa

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You are invited to take part in a series of events occurring in South Africa to mark the celebration of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s 82nd Birthday. Archbishop Tutu’s birthday is on Mon. October 7th. We encourage you to send the Archbishop … Read more

Gun Violence by the Numbers

Recently, Americans witnessed another mass shooting, this time at the Washington Navy Yard in the nation’s capital.  Thirteen people were killed and another 14 were injured.  The shooter was well-armed, with among other guns, an AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle.  He … Read more

Caution Urged as Western Powers Mull Military Strikes in Syria

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Emotions on Syria are running high with the revelation that chemical weapons were used in Ghouta, eastern Damascus, on 21 August, causing between 300 to 1,000 victims. France has indicated that it is ready to punish those responsible and the … Read more