Desmond Tutu

Kendall Hiebert

About his Life

Desmond Tutu was born on October 7 1931, in Klerksdorp South Africa, When he was given the Nobel Peace Prize in South Africa, which at that time was his residence. He had four children, their names were Trevor, Theresa, Naomi, and the youngest Mpho. Desmond Tutu became the first Ordained Minister in the Anglican Church, He was also appointed chairman of the South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation commission.

TimeLine

Desmond Tutu Quotes

Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.


Without forgiveness, there's no future.



My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.



A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.


We who advocate peace are becoming an irrelevance when we speak peace, The government speaks Rubber bullets, Live bullets, Tear gas, Police Dogs, Detention and Death.

Facts About Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu served in the WCC (World Council of Churches), and he was also in the SACC (South African Council of Churches). He was made bishop of Lesotho in 1976, He started as a Bishop in Johannesburg in 1984, The SACC was embezzling money from the other people in other countries to support the SACC. All because that Tutu was put on the stand in court and he made a famous ending speech.

Speech

I want the government to know now and always that I do not fear them.... There is nothing the government can do to me that will stop me from.... what I believe is what God wants me to do.... I cannot help it when I see injustice. I cannot keep quiet. I will not keep quiet, for as Jeremiah says, when I try to keep quiet God's word burns in my breast. But what is it that they can ultimately do? The most awful thing that they can do is kill me, and death is not the worst thing that can happen to a Christian.

Why Desmond Tutu won the Nobel Peace Prize

Desmond Tutu won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, He won the prize for Human Rights. He created the Apartheid Act in South Africa for the people there. Since he lived in South Africa he pretty much experienced the whole thing about Apartheid and he watched his parents, friends, and family go through this and so was everyone else because of the government.

Apartheid Act

In South Africa there used to be a thing called Apartheid which was put in action because of the African Government. Apartheid means a racial segregation among the blacks and whites, The whites wanted to reserve the Apartheid and also a political group called the Afrikaners sought that the apartheid should be ended in South Africa. After the government was told about the Afrikaners they decided to repeal most of the remaining laws, All the different political groups around made great progress in trying to end apartheid. A bunch of political groups gathered and created a political system in which all of the nations groups of people would be treated and respected fairly, The Political System was taken to a bishop, Desmond Tutu passed an Act call the Apartheid Act to win the Nobel Peace Prize award.
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