Desmond Tutu

Stories by Desmond Tutu

The Moral Courage of Nelson Mandela

Mandela was a remarkable gift from God to South Africa and the world — may we remember most of all his great courage.

Desmond Tutu: ‘We need to be able to listen’

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is scheduled to receive an honorary degree and give Gonzaga University’s commencement speech on May 13, despite … Continued

Black Theology Seeks the Liberation of All

When we were struggling in South Africa against the vicious racist policies of apartheid, it was exhilarating to proclaim to … Continued

Statement on Tibet and China

I wish to express my solidarity with the people of Tibet during this critical time in their history. To my … Continued

We Live By Faith, Not Certainty

I am surprised at the flurry of discussion and concern about this aspect of Mother Teresa’s inner life, because spiritual … Continued

Distinguishing Faithful and Woeful

There is no religion that is violent. I certainly know of no religion that teaches that killing or murdering is … Continued

God Cares. God Loves. We Choose.

We inhabit a universe — that is it has order and laws and we human creatures have a precious gift, … Continued

We Can Learn From Masters of All Faiths

Christians,Muslims and Jews as adherents of the three great monotheistic religions actually do not have a corner on the God … Continued

Blessed are the persecuted

On race my faith told me that each of us is of inestimable worth since each is created in the … Continued

Concern For Environment Is Believers’ Religious Obligation

Any normal, thinking human being would be concerned about what is happening to our environment. Christians have an additional reason. … Continued

War in Iraq : Disastrous US Decision

In an ideal world, its inhabitants would live in peace and harmony, and if they fell out would resolve their … Continued

Near Death As A Child, I Learned Trust in God

When I was about 14 or so I contracted TB and was admitted to an isolation hospital. One day I … Continued

Fence-Mending Still Needed

How many times after I made an utterance I wished I had not spoken quite so quickly and wanted to … Continued

Faith Is Necessary

Faith is not something done by the gullible or those who happen to be religious. We are all people of … Continued