“If you want Peace, you don’t talk to your friends, you talk to your enemies” ~ Desmond Tutu
The mission of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation is to use Desmond Tutu’s life and teachings to inspire young people to build a world of peace within themselves, peace between people, and peace among nations.
The Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation envisions a world in which everyone values human dignity and our interconnectedness. Real peace will prevail when there is a culture of peace in the USA and around the world. That culture originates in the hearts and minds of our youth, the future leaders and peace-makers of the world. Our programs are based on the teachings of Desmond Tutu who has dedicated his life to reshaping conversations about peace, equality, and forgiveness.
The philosophy of Ubuntu guides us with its meaning of We are all connected. What affects one of us affects us all.
The Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation is the only nonprofit organisation in North America incorporated by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a South African Anglican cleric who became one of the central leaders of the global peace movement. An outspoken defender of human rights and campaigner for the oppressed, Desmond Tutu’s eloquent advocacy and brave leadership lead to the end of South African apartheid in 1993 and the installation of Nelson Mandela as the nation’s first black President. The Archbishop has dedicated his life to reshaping conversations about peace, equality and forgiveness. In 1984, Tutu earned the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts as a global peace maker and now devotes his time with the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation and the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation to teaching youth the powerful role and voice they play in creating a more compassionate and peaceful world.
Since the demise of apartheid, Desmond Tutu has been active in the defence of human rights and uses his high profile to campaign for the oppressed. He has campaigned to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, poverty,racism, sexism, the imprisonment of Chelsea Manning, homophobia and transphobia.
He received the Nobel Peace Prizein 1984; the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986; the Pacem in Terris Award in 1987; the Sydney Peace Prize in 1999; the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2007; and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.
He has also authored several books including the Book of Forgiving which he co-wrote with his daughter, the Reverend Mpho Tutu, and the forthcoming Book of Joy which he is co-authoring with his friend the Dalai Lama.
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There are so many ways to get involved in our Peace3 Conversations. Whether in person or online, Peace3 has been set up to include your voice!
Host a Peace3 event: If you would like to sponsor a Peace3 Conversation at your school, let us know! To find our more about hosting a Conversation on Peace, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attend a Peace3 event: All of our Peace3 events are open to every one of all ages. For a live event in your area, visit our LIVE EVENTS page to find out when we will be visiting a campus near you. Please note that events sometimes have limited seating so inquire about attendance as soon as possible.
Don’t see an event near you? Follow us on social media for up to date details on upcoming events and how to participate in the live discussions online.
Peace3 Digital Conversations: Watch our video conversations with luminaries from all over the world, discussing peace, how they achieve inner peace and how they contribute to peace in the world.
Create your own Peace3 video: Share with us how you define “peace within” with your acts of the wonderful. Show us how your conversations, your activities, your friends, and your hobbies are creating your peace within and, in turn, creating peaceful relationships and communities. Illustrate practices in empathy, respect for others, forgiveness, conflict prevention, conflict resolution as tools for counteracting pressing social problems. Think of this a new opportunity to make brand new personal connections with a global community working on creating a better world.
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Thanx to a friend here’s an EXTRA: Found: The First Television Interview Nelson Mandela Ever Gave