Desmond Tutu: Shaping History

Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu, who has turned 85, has significantly shaped history by bringing an end to apartheid in South Africa in 1994.

Desmond Tutu was the first black General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom—and Nelson Mandela praised his “selfless commitment to the poor, the oppressed and downtrodden.”

In a 2014 interview, when asked the Bible’s influence in his life, he said:
“. . .apartheid sought to mislead people into believing that what gave value to human beings was a biological irrelevance. . .scriptures say it is because we are created in the image of God, that each one of us is a God-carrier—no matter what our physical circumstances maybe. . .it doesn’t take away from you this intrinsic worth.”

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