Speak truth to power

The Anglican Journal reports that Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu has commended Christian communicators for support that helped liberate his country from minority white rule, and has appealed for their continued assistance in the post-apartheid era.

“We are free today because you supported us,” Archbishop Tutu said at the opening in Cape Town of an Oct. 6 to 10 congress of the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC), as he highlighted the role that the group had played in sustaining independent media during the apartheid era.

WACC, whose headquarters are in Toronto, Canada, describes its mission as one in which it promotes communication for social change.

Earlier, the 300 participants at the WACC gathering heard the mayor of Cape Town, Helen Zille, who also leads South Africa’s official opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, say that the Church and the media play an essential role in checking the misuse of power.

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