In this essential collection of Desmond Tutu’s most historicand controversial speeches and writings, we witness hisunique career of provoking the powerful and confronting theworld in order to protect the oppressed, the poor, and othervictims of injustice.
Renowned first for his courageous opposition to apartheidin South Africa, he and his ministry soon took on internationaldimensions. Rooted in his faith and in the values embodiedin the African spirit of ubuntu, Tutu’s uncompromisingvision of a shared humanity has compelled him to speakout, even in the face of violent opposition and virulent criticism,against political injustice and oppression, religiousfundamentalism, and the persecution of minorities.
Arranged by theme and introduced with insight andhistorical context by Tutu’s biographer, John Allen, thiscollection takes readers from the violent apartheid clashesin South Africa to the healing work of the Truth andReconciliation Committee; from Trafalgar Square after thefall of the Berlin Wall to a national broadcast commemoratingthe legacy of Nelson Mandela; from Ireland’s Christ ChurchCathedral in Dublin to a basketball stadium in Luanda,Angola. Whether exploring democracy in Africa, the genocidein Rwanda, black theology, the inclusion of gays andlesbians in the church, or the plight of Palestinians, Tutu’smessage of truth is clear and his voice unflinching.
In a world of suffering and conflict, where human laws alltoo often clash with God’s law, Tutu’s hopeful, timeless messagesbecome increasingly necessary and powerful with eachpassing year—and are needed now more than ever.
I would recommend this book for anyone on a spiritual path.
Good collection of his writings, although some are brief (one paragraph) excerpts; but they are well organized and good introductions to provide context.
We are therefor bound to do good toward one another, and not to harm one another, no matter what other religious or lifestyle differences we may face.
This is a tiresome revision of Universalism. All paths do not lead to heaven and that truth escapes Tutu.Published 1 day ago by christopher raczka
Interesting that a Nobel Peace Prize Winner Chooses a title for his book that insults 25% of the worlds population. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Yankee Fan
Desmond Tutu is such an amazing person and his perspective on issues ranging from Rwanda, Black Theology, Palestine, LGBT, and general reconciliation is beautiful and so refreshing... Read morePublished 14 months ago by T. Oleson
Simply a repeat of his speeches. No new insights of the problems today.
Editors should be more honest in their marketing!
The writer is genuine. This follower of Christ has put life in a perspective that humans need to understand. Love it.Published 16 months ago by mary okogbo
Bishop Tutu's humanity and humility shine through in these moving examples of his ability to express complex issues in a simple
Desmond Tutu gets to the thread of integrity that unites all of our religions and all of us as sentient beings. I would recommend this book for anyone on a spiritual path.Published 18 months ago by Linda Carder