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 is headquartered in the City of Chicago, the traditional homelands of the Council of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations, and other tribes such as the Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac, and Fox. 

PoWR recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of this land. We remain committed to the advancement of dignity and justice for Indigenous Peoples’ and their communities in the region and around the world.

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