Words of Desmond Tutu

Overview

With the winning of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, Desmond Tutu joined MahatmaGandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Mother Teresa as on of the great inspirationalleaders of our age. Chosen and introduced by his daughter Naomi, the over 100 selectionsfrom his speeches, sermons, and writings collected here explore topics such as:faith and social responsibility, nuclear disarmament, the Church’s role in resistingoppression, family, the Third World, and women in the Church. Also included is achronology of Tutu’s life,...

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Overview

With the winning of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, Desmond Tutu joined MahatmaGandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Mother Teresa as on of the great inspirationalleaders of our age. Chosen and introduced by his daughter Naomi, the over 100 selectionsfrom his speeches, sermons, and writings collected here explore topics such as:faith and social responsibility, nuclear disarmament, the Church’s role in resistingoppression, family, the Third World, and women in the Church. Also included is achronology of Tutu’s life, illuminating his tireless work on behalf of blacks underApartheid, and the full text of the Archbishop’s acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Here are excerpts from Bishop Tutu's speeches, sermons, and writings, nearly half being published for the first time. As his daughter's introduction stresses, themes of faith and community predominate in these passages, which are grouped under such headings as ``Violence and Nonviolence'' or ``Faith and Responsibility.'' The lack of citations may frustrate some readers, but it does give the selections a timeless, transcendent look on the page, and a chronology of Tutu's life and brief bibliography of sources appear at the end. The anthology closes with the Nobel Prize acceptance speech.-- EC
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557042828
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/28/1996
  • Series: Newmarket Words Of Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 5.33 (w) x 8.03 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Naomi Tutu is the founder and Chairperson of the Tutu Foundation for Developmentand Relief in Southern Africa, founded in 1985. She speaks frequently on SouthAfrican issues to schools, churches, and universities all over the United States.

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Table of Contents


Introduction   Naomi Tutu     9
Faith and Responsibility     21
Apartheid     35
Violence and Nonviolence     45
Family     55
The Community-Black and White     69
Toward a New South Africa     81
Text of Acceptance Speech for the Nobel Peace Prize, 1984     93
Chronology     99
Sources     107
Photo Credits     111
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