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In Memoriam: Archbishop Desmond Tutu

December 26, 2021

The Parliament of the World’s Religions is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu was a South African Anglican religious leader renowned around the world for his work and dedication to peace and justice. A Nobel Laureate, he was a major keynote at the 1999 Cape Town Parliament Convening and a dedicated faith leader in the local and global interfaith movement.

The Parliament extends our heartfelt condolences to his family, his community, and the world in this great loss. May his work and legacy continue to inspire us.

Land Acknowledgment

The Parliament of the World's Religions acknowledges it is situated on the traditional homelands of the Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), Hoocąk (Winnebago/Ho’Chunk), Jiwere (Otoe), Nutachi (Missouria), and Baxoje (Iowas); Kiash Matchitiwuk (Menominee); Meshkwahkîha (Meskwaki); Asâkîwaki (Sauk); Myaamiaki (Miami), Waayaahtanwaki (Wea), and Peeyankihšiaki (Piankashaw); Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo); Inoka (Illini Confederacy); Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe), and Odawak (Odawa).

PoWR recognizes the region we now call Chicago remains home to a diversity of Indigenous peoples today and this land upon which we walk, live, and play continues to be Indigenous land.

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