Archbishop Desmond Tutu

tut0-006Archbishop Tutu was one of the two South African figures widely credited with bringing about the fall of South Africa’s oppressive Apartheid regime. An immutable voice for justice and minister to hundreds of thousands of Black South Africans, he kept his country on the road to justice when it seemed at times a powder key ready to explode.

He was appointed by Nelson Mandela to head the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a landmark national council that brought the light of truth to the atrocities committed during Apartheid and, often bringing victims and perpetrators together, ushered in a new age of forgiveness and reconciliation for South Africa. He continues today as a revered activist and guiding light for justice and equality across the globe.

The Look of Silence

It may be one of the most important documentaries of our time. The Look of Silence is a companion film to Joshua Oppenheimer’s 2012 The Act of Killing. Both films are related to the massacre of more than one million people in Indonesia between 1965 and 1966. In...

Tutu: The Slow Genocide Against the Rohingya

In a speech at the Oslo Conference on Rohingyas, Archbishop Desmond Tutu credits the government of Myanmar for recent reforms, but reminds us all that it cannot “blind us to the ongoing disavowal and repression of its ethnic minorities, the Rohingya population...

The Voices of Inclusion and Peace: Missing from the Conversation?

by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mary Wald The twentieth century was the century of overwhelming force. Two World Wars were won and lost on the basis of who had the first machine guns, who had the biggest and strongest tanks, planes, and finally, who was the first to...

Who signed the Desmond Tutu letter

The letter from Desmond Tutu to the Dalai Lama was originally published for signature in 2010. After we reached 10,000 signatures, the letter was closed and delivered. We re-opened the letter recently at the request of our viewers, who wanted to be able to add their...

photos: Desmond Tutu photo shoot

On March 12, Archbishop Desmond Tutu shot a video spot for thecommunity.com’s upcoming human rights campaign. The video will be released in late fall. Come with us to Kalamazoo, Michigan to spend an hour with a human rights...

video: Desmond Tutu message to the Iranian people

In June 2009, millions of Iranians took to the streets to demand democracy and human rights. On the anniversary of this uprising, Archbishop Desmond Tutu sends a message of hope and solidarity to the Iranian people, through united4iran.com. Text of the message: Hello...

video: Desmond Tutu message to the Iranian people

In June 2009, millions of Iranians took to the streets to demand democracy and human rights. On the anniversary of this uprising, Archbishop Desmond Tutu sends a message of hope and solidarity to the Iranian people, through united4iran.com. Text of the message: Hello...

Desmond Tutu: Arizona: The Wrong Answer

In April, 2010, the State of Arizona passed a law requiring that local police determine the immigration status of individuals they suspect of being in the country illegally, a mandate that people carry documents that prove they have a legal right to be in the United...

Desmond Tutu on Peace and Human Rights

In a conversation with Mary Wald, Chairman of the thecommunity.com, anti-Apartheid leader Archbishop Desmond Tutu discusses the relationship between human rights and peace. Full interview coming...