There is a great deal of evil in the world and we ought not pretend that isn't the caseWinfrey presents Tutu with Lincoln prize May 14, 2008
We surprised ourselves in how we accomplished the World Cup with panacheRetiring Bishop Tutu praises South Africa Jul 22, 2010
I have to say to him: 'Look here -- the cameras are on us now. Try to behave like a holy man,Tutu jokes Dalai Lama 'quite mischievous' Jul 27, 2009
We really are amazing. Apart from welcoming the world as we did and being able to be so efficient, despite what many could say, because of our history which has made us reach out to others, that has left them breathless and I think the world needs thatRetiring Bishop Tutu praises South Africa Jul 22, 2010
I dream of a new world and a new humanitOno: Affirm unity on Global Oneness Day Oct 21, 2010
Desmond Mpilo Tutu (born 7 October 1931) is a South African activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. He was the first black South African Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa and primate of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (now the Anglican Church of Southern Africa).
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 Pacem in Terris Award in 1987, the Sydney Peace Prize (1999) the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2005, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009. Tutu has also compiled several books of his speeches and sayings.
Desmond Mpilo Tutu was born in Klerksdorp, Transvaal, the second of the three children of Zacheriah Zililo Tutu and his wife, Aletta, and the only son. Tutu's family moved to Johannesburg when he was twelve. His father was a teacher and his mother a cleaner and cook at a school for the blind. Here he met Trevor Huddleston who was a parish priest in the black slum of Sophiatown. "One day," said Tutu, "I was standing in the street with my mother when a white man in a priest's clothing walked past. As he passed us he took off his hat to my mother. I couldn't believe my eyes – a white man who greeted a black working class woman!"