Desmond Tutu (communications)

Unusual expierence: His family moved to the capital city of Johannesburg when he was 12 years old, and it was around that time that Tutu contracted tuberculosis and nearly died. The experience inspired his ambition to become a medical doctor and find a cure for the disease.

and in 1984 he won the Nobel Prize for Peace for his efforts for his opposition to South Africa's brutal apartheid regime.
After the fall of apartheid, Tutu headed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
On 18 July 2007, in Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela, Graça Machel, and Tutu convened The Elders, a group of world leaders to contribute their wisdom, kindness, leadership and integrity to tackle some of the world's toughest problems
On 8 March 2009, Tutu joined the "Africa for women's rights" campaign
In 2009 Tutu joined the project "Soldiers of Peace", a movie against all wars and for a global peace
His 2010 book, Made for Goodness was awarded a Nautilus Book Award.

Story from life:
Here he met Trevor Huddleston who was a parish priest in the black slum of Sophiatown. "One day," said Tutu, "I was standing in the street with my mother when a white man in a priest's clothing walked past. As he passed us he took off his hat to my mother. I couldn't believe my eyes—a white man who greeted a black working class woman in school!"
Tutu recalls one day when he was out walking with his mother when a white man, a priest named Trevor Huddleston, tipped his hat to her—the first time he had ever seen a white man pay this respect to a black woman. The incident made a profound impression on Tutu, teaching him that he need not accept discrimination and that religion could be a powerful tool for advocating racial equality.


Despite bloody violations committed against the black population, as in the Sharpeville massacre of 1961 and the Soweto rising in 1976, Tutu adhered to his nonviolent line. Yet he would not blame Nelson Mandela and his supporters for having made a different choice.
Calling for greater protections for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender persons, Archbishop Emeritus Tutu, 81, said, "I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place."

He added, "I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this."

Since his retirement, Tutu has worked as a global activist on issues pertaining to democracy, freedom and human rights.
Tutu is widely regarded as "South Africa's moral conscience"

Tutu has focused on drawing awareness to issues such as poverty, AIDS and non-democratic governments in the Third World. In particular he has focused on issues in Zimbabwe and Palestine.TB

Tutu went on to compare his advocacy for LGBT persons to his fight against apartheid, saying, "I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid. For me, it is at the same level."

The government spent one-tenth as much money on the education of a black student as on the education of a white one, and Tutu's overcrowded classes often included as many as 80 pupils.
Tutu's rise to international prominence began when he became the first black person to be appointed the Anglican Dean of Johannesburg in 1975.
Tutu married a woman named Leah Nomalizo on July 2, 1955. They have four children and remain married today. Although he officially retired from public life in the late 1990s, Tutu continues to advocate for social justice and equality across the globe.
Although Tutu wanted to become a doctor, his family could not afford the training, and he followed his father's footsteps into teaching. Tutu studied at the Pretoria Bantu Normal College from 1951 to 1953, and went on to teach at Johannesburg Bantu High School and at Munsienville High School in Mogale City.
He continued his studies, this time in theology, at St Peter's Theology College in Rosettenville, Johannesburg, and in 1960 was ordained as an Anglican priest following in the footsteps of his mentor and fellow activist, Trevor Huddleston.
Tutu then travelled to King's College London, (1962–1966), where he received his bachelor's and master's degrees in theology
On 2 July 1955, Tutu married Nomalizo Leah Shenxane, a teacher whom he had met while at college. They had four children: Trevor Thamsanqa Tutu, Theresa Thandeka Tutu, Naomi Nontombi Tutu and Mpho Andrea Tutu, all of whom attended the Waterford Kamhlaba School in Swaziland

Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
― Desmond Tutu

Although as a child Tutu understood that he was treated worse than white children based on nothing other than the color of his skin, he resolved to make the best of the situation and still managed a happy childhood.

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”
― Desmond Tutu


2013-10-04 в 17:40 

Ledies and jentlmens, today we all are here, because we are ultimately interested in charity and helping people. And I'm really glad to introduce you the person, who has done so much for our and global society, who is every day working for rights for poeple of all ages, all races, all over the world. Please, meet Desmond Tutu! This man hasn,t only seen the rise and the fall of apartheid, but also create loving family at that uneasy times. He and his wife have four children and remain marrige since 1955 year.
Mister Tutu grew up in the difficult first half of the twenty's century's South Africa. Some events were tough, but there were a lot of pleasant moments as well. One of such good moment was when the white priest took off his hat to young Desmond's mother- black women, working at school.

2013-10-04 в 17:50 

Mister Tutu started his studying at teaching and then theology and in 1960 was ordained as an Anglican priest. He also bagan his work as civil rights saver and against apartheid, but using his special non-violent line of action.
Tutu has focused issues such as poverty, AIDS, HIV, TB and non-democratic governments in the Third World.

2013-10-04 в 18:02 

He also joined the "Africa for women's rights" campaign. After the fall of apartheid, Tutu headed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.And in 1984 he won the Nobel Prize for Peace for his efforts. After his retirenment in 90th years, Tutu continued improving the world: in 2007 he together with Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel created The Elders, a group of world leaders to contribute their wisdom. In 2009 Tutu joined the project "Soldiers of Peace", a movie against all wars and for a global peace
His 2010 book, Made for Goodness was awarded a Nautilus Book Award.

2013-10-04 в 18:05 

Last several years mister tutu also has been working hard on the problem of homophoby and LGBT society.