“Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.” ~ Archbishop Desmond Tutu (born October 7, 1931)
Desmond Tutu is South African and an Anglican Archbishop. Archbishop Desmond Tutu led the resistance to apartheid in South Africa and has been a key figure in calling for reconciliation in his country. Additionally, he has been a major figure calling for justice around the world. Tutu is a Nobel Peace Laureate.
[Sources: Quotation from brainyquote.com, accessed October 7, 2010. Date and biographical information partially from brainyquote.com, partially from personal knowledge. An additional source of information was the White House website].
Yesterday Archbishop Desmond Tutu celebrated his birthday and retired from public life. In an official statement, U.S. President Barack H. Obama called Tutu a “moral titan.” Indeed.
Link to President Obama’s statement: