Articles by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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Desmond Tutu: Dearly Beloved Younger Sister Aung San Suu Kyi
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Sep 2017

I am now elderly, decrepit and formally retired, but breaking my vow to remain silent on public affairs out of profound sadness about the plight of the Muslim minority in your country, the Rohingya. In my heart you are a dearly beloved younger sister. For years I had a photograph of you on my desk to remind me of the injustice and sacrifice you endured out of your love and commitment for Myanmar’s people. You symbolised righteousness. In 2010 we rejoiced at your freedom from house arrest, and in 2012 we celebrated your election as leader of the opposition.

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Tutu: The Slow Genocide against the Rohingya in Myanmar (Burma)
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate – Newsweek, 27 Jul 2015

I would be more inclined to heed the warnings of eminent scholars and researchers including Amartya Sen, the Nobel laureate in economics, who say this is a deliberately false narrative to camouflage the slow genocide being committed against the Rohingya people. There’s evidence, they say, that anti-Rohingya sentiment has been carefully cultivated by the government itself.

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My Plea to the People of Israel: Liberate Yourselves by Liberating Palestine
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate - Haaretz, 25 Aug 2014

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu calls for a global boycott of Israel and urges Israelis and Palestinians to look beyond their leaders for a sustainable solution to the crisis in the Holy Land.

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US Efforts to Curb Freedom of Speech on Israel and Palestine are of Grave Concern
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Apr 2014

I am writing today to express grave concern about a wave of legislative measures in the United States aimed at punishing and intimidating those who speak their conscience and challenge the human rights violations endured by the Palestinian people. Whether used in South Africa, the US South, or India, boycotts have resulted in a transformative change that not only brought freedom and justice to the victims but also peace and reconciliation for the oppressors.

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God Is Not A Christian: And Other Provocations
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 1984 Nobel Peace Laureate – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jun 2011

‘God is clearly not a Christian. His concern is for all his children. To claim God exclusively for Christians is to make God too small… God is bigger than Christians and cares for more than Christians only.’

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