Sunday, December 26, 2021


Anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu has died at the age of 90. He is probably best known for his work against South African apartheid and his attempt at national healing through a Truth and Reconciliation commission that heard the confessions of people in power who had committed all manner of atrocities against black. The committee preached forgiveness instead of vengeance against those who had confessed. While today's South Africa seems to have veered wildly off the conciliatory track intended by people like Bishop Tutu and President Nelson Mandela, Tutu will still be remembered as a powerful voice for peace and forward progress freed from the shackles of the past. If only South Africa could remember this. RIP.

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