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Desmond Tutu

Biography

Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his lifelong struggle to bring equality, justice, and peace to his native country of South Africa. He is the author of numerous books including the CHILDREN OF GOD STORYBOOK BIBLE, GOD'S DREAM, and DESMOND AND THE VERY MEAN WORD. From 2007 to 2013, Tutu was the founding Chair of the Elders, a group of global leaders who are working topromote the shared interests of humanity. In 2013 he received the Templeton Prize for advancing spiritual progress in the world. He lives in South Africa with his wife, Leah. They have four children and seven grandchildren.

Desmond Tutu