First black South African Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town and Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa
Awarded Nobel Prize for Peace (1984)
Chair of South Africa’s Truth and Reconcilliation Committee (1995)
“His joy in our diversity and his spirit of forgiveness are as much part of his immeasurable contribution to our nation as his passion for justice and his solidarity with the poor.”
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a South African activist and Christian cleric who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid.
After the fall of apartheid, Tutu headed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (1995).
He was the first black South African Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, and Primate of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (now the Anglican Church of Southern Africa).
Archbishop Tutu has been active in the defence of human rights and uses his high profile to campaign for the oppressed. He has campaigned to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, homophobia, transphobia, poverty and racism.
Tutu received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986, the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2005 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.
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