“We ask that China stop naming, blaming and verbally abusing one whose life has been devoted to peace.”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu to the Dalai Lama: We Stand With You

Desmond Tutu sent a message to China about the Dalai Lama. Look who added their voices.

On March 13, 2009, TheCommunity.com released a letter from Archbishop Desmond Tutu to the government of China, asking them to stop “naming, blaming and defaming” the Dalai Lama.

The letter was signed by notables including twelve Nobel Peace Prize winners, Harrison Ford, Gwyneth Paltrow, Elie Wiesel, Richard Gere, George Clooney, Queen Noor, and many others. AP ran the story internationally, as well as the Voice of America, Fox News, The LA Times and the International Herald Tribune and others around the world.

Read the letter, see who signed it.

Producers : Mary Wald, Bonnie Abaunza

Date : March 13, 2009

Participants : Harrison Ford, George Clooney, Elie Wiesel, Queen Noor, Peter Gabriel, Christy Turlington, Samuel L. Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and others.