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Archbishop Emeritus Desmond M Tutu

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Biography

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a South African Anglican cleric who became one of the central leaders of the global peace movement. An outspoken defender of human rights and campaigner for the oppressed, Tutu's eloquent advocacy and brave leadership lead to the end of South African apartheid in 1993 and the installation of Nelson Mandela as the nation's first black President. The Archbishop has dedicated his life to reshaping conversations about peace, equality and forgiveness. In his role as global peace maker, Tutu earned the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts and now devotes his time with the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation and the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation USA teaching youth the powerful role and voice they play in creating a more compassionate and peaceful world. The Archbishop released a new book, The Book of Forgiving, in March 2014, with daughter Mpho Tutu.