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    I chose to research Desmond Tutu as my figure of social justice because he believed in all three components of social justice which are equal economic, political and social rights for everyone. Desmond Tutu was a high school teacher in Johannesburg, South Africa, but left to become a preacher after a law was passed that cut funding for education. Desmond Tutu was famous for his role in the apartheid that occurred in Africa during the 1970s and 80s. Mr. Tutu was appointed general secretary of the South African Council of Churches and promoted non-violent protests against the apartheid while writing and speaking to the groups that were causing the apartheid. When the apartheid ended, Tutu realized that his influence could be used to help other…

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    Desmond Tutu, a South African Anglican cleric who went on to become one of the world’s most foremost spiritual leaders, was born on October 7th, 1931, of mixed Xhosa and Motswana heritage in Klerksdorp, South Africa. While Tutu was growing up, South Africa was thoroughly segregated. Black Africans were denied the right to vote and had to live in specific areas, whereas white Africans could do as they pleased. Despite this, Desmond Tutu managed to have a happy childhood, as he loved to read and…

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    Desmond Tutu was a freedom fighter with a big goal at the end of the apartheid era; to reconcile the country through the influence of Ubuntu. This topic was selected because today black South Africans are still facing the horrors of apartheid, despite its ending in the 1990s. Desmond Tutu is a freedom fighter who still living, he has recently worked to bring equality to South Africa. Tutu 's efforts to reconcile the country are relevant today, since he uncovered the truth behind the injustice…

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    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Desmond Tutu hold different beliefs on how to achieve justice for all. In his letter, “Letter From A Birmingham Jail”, Martin Luther King, Jr. implies that the nonviolent method is the ideal strategy to gain justice for all. On the other hand, Desmond Tutu, in the excerpt, No Future without Forgiveness, claims that forgiveness is the way to achieve justice for all because it helps create a better future. While both methods are uniquely effective, Dr. King’s…

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    Abstract The research question being investigated is to what extend did Desmond Tutu use Christian values to undermine apartheid in South Africa? Most of the freedom fighters in Africa, tried to gain freedom by putting their opponents down, but Desmond Tutu was all about keeping balance in the society without violence or anger. As apartheid was created in South Africa, blacks had limited sources and were treated as though they weren’t important. As Desmond Tutu grew up in his neighborhood, he…

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    situations far beyond my life experience to justify my answer to Wiesenthal’s question. In Book Two, one of the people speaking is Desmond Tutu, a black Episcopal bishop, whose fellow black South Africans suffered terrible atrocities at the hands of the whites. After the fighting was over, South Africa established a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to heal the country. Tutu’s words describing the process describing how he reached his decision to forgive deserve to be quoted at length. “So…

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    Through this term, newly elected President Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu encouraged people to embrace all races and backgrounds of people. Nevertheless, they recognized these distinguishing features as a unique and rare opportunity for unity. Mandela’s vision to live in a society where one’s ethnicity and nationality would not be qualifying merits for respect, and humane treatment was not void of difficulties. Notably, in his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom, he details the…

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    Desmond Tutu Profile Desmond Tuto is an Anglican Archishop as well as an anti-apartheid activist. He became the first black Archbishop of Cape Town and bishop of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa during his time as Archbishop. Not only was he an Archbishop but he received multiple awards for his peace work, The Nobel Peace Prize, The Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, The Pacem in Terris Award, The Sydney Peace Prize and The Gandhi Peace Prize. Desmond Tutu was born on 7…

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    Rugby and used this to befriend everyone that would come visit his cell The transition show in this book was like nothing seen ever before. Rugby became a symbol of victory for South Africa. With ANC finally allowing rugby to come back in 1992, the first game against New Zealand proved to be the leaf that blossoms in the spring sunshine after the first rain. Mandela offered to host the 1995 rugby World Cup in South Africa which set the transformation of blacks to start getting involved in…

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    Retributive Justice inflicts punishment on the wrongdoers. Ubuntu means, in the simplest terms, humanity to others. We are humans through other humans and we cannot become humans alone. Our humanity is to assists one another, when an individual’s humanity is enhanced another’s is enhanced as well. Bishop Tutu says that we cannot become fully human without Ubuntu. Anything that has a negative impact on the good in our lives holds us as prisoners and no one would be able to move on. Therefore,…

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