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Desmond Tutu
(1931-____) born on
Oct 7
South African religious leader. He was first black Anglican bishop of Johannesburg; won Nobel Prize for Peace, 1984, for his role in the opposition to apartheid.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.

Children are a wonderful gift . . . They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
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.
I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum.
Be nice to whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Address at enthronement as Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, 7 Sep 1986.
R: "The Words of Desmond Tutu," 1984.
A: "Sayings of the Week," 16 Dec 1984.
N: In "Christian Science Monitor," 20 Dec 1984.
K: In NY "Times," 19 Oct 1984.

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