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Desmond Tutu 1 Archbishop, Political and Social Activist and Moral Compass, South Africa.

Desmond Mpilo Tutu (born 7 October 1931) is an activist and former cleric who rose to fame during the 1980s as an opponent of Apartheid. In 1984 Tutu became the second South African to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He was the first black Archbishop of Cape Town and primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. Tutu is vocal in his defense of human rights and uses his high profile to campaign for the oppressed. Tutu also campaigns to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, homophobia, poverty and racism. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986, the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2005 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009. Tutu has also compiled several books of his speeches and sayings. In 2001 he was inducted into the Golden Key International Honour Society by the University of Stellenbosch.

attached files: Desmond Tutu -- Later Years and Awards.doc, Desmond Tutu -- Zionism and Israel.doc, Desmond Tutu -- Moral Compass.doc, Desmond Tutu -- Human Rights.doc, Desmond Tutu -- Anti-Apartheid Activist.doc, Desmond Tutu -- Zimbabwe.doc, Desmond Tutu -- Homosexuality and the Church.doc, Desmond Tutu -- International Focus.doc, Desmond Tutu -- Early Years.doc

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