Episcopal Café greets Archbishop Desmond Tutu on his 80th Birthday. Many happy returns to a person who makes us all proud to be Anglicans/Episcopalians. From Africa Media Online:
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, born 7 October 1931 was an outspoken opponent of apartheid and the first black archbishop of Cape Town. He received the Nobel Peace Prize on 16 October 1984. He is one of the fathers of the “Rainbow Nation” of South Africa.
Tutu is a member of The Elders where you can find more of his life and work.
Chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, The Elders is an independent group of global leaders who work together for peace and human rights. They were brought together in 2007 by Nelson Mandela, who is not an active member of the group but remains an Honorary Elder. The Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is also an Honorary Elder.
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