Tutu receives Ghandi award

24 September 2007 at 10:43 am | Posted in Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize, Sydney Peace Prize | Leave a comment

Nobel Laureate and 1999 Sydney Peace Prize recipient Archbishop Desmond Tutu has received the inaugural Mahatma Gandhi Global nonviolence award.

The award is conferred by the Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence at James Madison University, as was reported in an earlier post.

Tutu said he was accepting the award on behalf of the millions who struggled for freedom from apartheid in South Africa.

He said: “I usually say what is so patently obvious that when you are in a crowd and you stand out, it is only because you are being carried on the shoulders of others.”

Click here to see a newsclip of Tutu’s visit to JMU.

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