Tutu Foundation UK2 April 2007 at 10:12 am | Posted in Desmond Tutu, News, Nobel Peace Prize, Sydney Peace Prize | 1 Comment
A new foundation named after Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be launched in London on 28 June 2006.
The Tutu Foundation UK aims to “promote Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s and Mrs Leah Tutu’s experience of truth and reconciliation and to promote the virtues and qualities that the Archbishop and his wife signify such as non-racism, no tolerance for intolerance, equality for all and extraordinary leadership”.
The Foundation also aims to educate young Britons and South Africans (18 to 25 y.o) with the tools necessary to end conflicts peacefully, promote tolerance, support diversity and make a positive difference in the local and global communities.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu – “Africans have this thing called UBUNTU. It is about the essence of being human, it is part of the gift that Africa will give the world. It embraces hospitality, caring about others, being able to go the extra mile for the sake of others. We believe that a person is a person through another person, that my humanity is caught up, bound up, inextricably, with yours. When I dehumanise you, I inexorably dehumanise myself. The solitary human being is a contradiction in terms and therefore you seek to work for the common good because your humanity comes into its own in belonging”.
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