Tag: Desmond Tutu

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    Watch excerpts from our interview with Right Rev. Jane Holmes Dixon who presided over a ceremony at the National Cathedral blessing a panel from an AIDS memorial quilt. More

    July 25, 2012 | Comments

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    Sixteen years after a mostly peaceful transition and elections that brought Nelson Mandela to power, the verdict on South Africa is decidedly mixed. More

    July 2, 2010 | Comments

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    “Hoping against hope even when things are really rough—that’s what carried us during our days of our struggle, knowing that this is a moral universe.” More

    July 2, 2010 | Comments

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    Ever since 9/11, all over the U.S. Christians and Jews have tried to better understand Muslims, searching for common ground in spite of theological differences. But some scholars now favor a kind of interfaith dialogue that emphasizes neither common ground nor differences, but the study of each other’s sacred texts. They call it scriptural reasoning. More

    October 12, 2007 | Comments

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    South Africa's retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his nonviolent opposition to apartheid. He remains a charismatic leader and South Africa's premier symbol of moral authority. Tutu later chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the official body that brought to light the atrocities of apartheid on both sides, hoping truth would heal bitterness.

    October 16, 1998 | Comments