tutu-dalai-lama-537x400Desmond Tutu and The Dalai Lama

tutumandelaDesmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela

“Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.”

“Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.”

“When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said “Let us pray.” We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.”

“We were made to enjoy music, to enjoy beautiful sunsets, to enjoy looking at the billows of the sea and to be thrilled with a rose that is bedecked with dew… Human beings are actually created for the transcendent, for the sublime, for the beautiful, for the truthful… and all of us are given the task of trying to make this world a little more hospitable to these beautiful things.”

“We are made for goodness. We are made for love. We are made for friendliness. We are made for togetherness. We are made for all of the beautiful things that you and I know. We are made to tell the world that there are no outsiders. All are welcome: black, white, red, yellow, rich, poor, educated, not educated, male, female, gay, straight, all, all, all. We all belong to this family, this human family, God’s family.”

“We are made for loving. If we don’t love, we will be like plants without water.”


Desmond Tutu and Yvonne Chaka Chaka aka Princess of Africa


Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela


Desmond Tutu and Rosa Parks


Desmond Tutu and The Dalai Lama

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