Tutu: Authorized

Author: Allister Sparks,Mpho Tutu

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062088017

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 4390

Commemorating Desmond Tutu's eightieth birthday, this stirring biography commemorates the life, philosophy, faith, and achievements of one of the greatest moral heroes of our time. Written by Allister Sparks, Tutu: Authorized featuring contributions from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, President Barack Obama, and Nelson Mandela, as well as interviews given by Reverend Mpho Tutu, Desmond Tutu’s daughter, to world leaders and public figures including Hillary Clinton, Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter, Bono, Richard Branson, and F.W. de Klerk. A stirring exploration and graphically rich presentation of one of the world’s most inspirational and altruistic figures, Tutu: Authorized overflows with illuminating revelations about Tutu’s life and resonates with insights into how we can each work to improve peace, fairness, and happiness in the world around us.

African Religions: Beliefs and Practices through History

Author: Douglas Thomas,Temilola Alanamu

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610697529

Category: Religion

Page: 284

View: 4848

This book supplies fundamental information about the diverse religious beliefs of Africa, explains central tenets of the African worldview, and overviews various forms of African spiritual practices and experiences. • Presents approximately 100 alphabetically arranged entries written by a team of expert contributors • Overviews the plurality of African religious cultures and identifies the distant origins of African American religious experiences today • Includes primary documents discussing African religious beliefs and practices

The Limits of Forgiveness

Case Studies in the Distortion of a Biblical Ideal

Author: Maria Mayo

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 150640037X

Category: Religion

Page: 276

View: 4954

Maria Mayo questions the contemporary idealization of unconditional forgiveness in three areas of contemporary life: so-called Victim-Offender Mediation involving cases of criminal injury, the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in post-apartheid South Africa, and the pastoral care of victims of domestic violence. She shows that an emphasis on unilateral and unconditional forgiveness puts disproportionate pressure on the victims of injustice or violence and misconstrues the very biblical passages—especially in Jesus’ teaching and actions—on which advocates of unconditional forgiveness rely.

Rabble-Rouser for Peace

The Authorized Biography of Desmond Tutu

Author: John Allen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743298667

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

View: 5837

To be a rabble-rouser for peace may seem to be a contradiction in terms. And yet it is the perfect description for Desmond Tutu, Nobel laureate and spiritual father of a democratic South Africa. Tutu understood that justice -- a genuine regard for human rights -- is the only real foundation for peace. And so he stirred up trouble, courageously engaging in heated face-to-face confrontations with South Africa's leaders; he stirred up trouble in the streets, leading peaceful demonstrations amid the barely controlled fury of police battalions; he stirred up trouble on the world stage, seeking international disinvestment in the apartheid economy. Tutu has led one of the great lives of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, and to read his story in full is to be reminded of the power of one inspired man to change history. In this authorized biography, written by John Allen, a distinguished journalist and longtime associate of Tutu, we are witnesses to courage, stirring oratory, and a demonstration of the power of faith to transform the seemingly intransigent. We know in retrospect that the apartheid resistance movement was successful and that South Africa, though not without its problems, today faces an infinitely brighter future than it might if it had not been for the efforts of Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, and other leaders. But no such outcome was ever a certainty. Through the author's personal experiences, total access to the Tutu family and their papers, and considerable research, including the use of new archival material, Allen tells the story of a barefoot schoolboy from a deprived black township who became an international symbol of the democratic spirit and of religious faith. Allen personally observed how Tutu, at genuine risk to his own safety, repeatedly intervened between armed soldiers and stone-throwing students to keep the peace, how he faced constant death threats and angrily stood up to the leaders of the cruel apartheid system. Using his own faith as a cudgel, Tutu asked those officials to confront their own Christian background and made them reconcile their actions with their own professions of belief. Often through the sheer power of moral example and with a lyrical command of the English language, Tutu was able to appeal to the conscience of the world and to the emotions of an angry crowd in the streets. And then, when the battle for South African rights was finally won, it was Tutu who insisted on finding a path to forgive the former oppressors by strongly backing and serving on the unprecedented Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Today, the archbishop continues to appeal to the world's conscience by opposing the continuance of war and the inadequacy of the international response to the AIDS/HIV crisis sweeping Africa. He has led a life of commitment, one that continues to matter. John Allen has movingly captured the flavor and details of that life and marshaled them into a commanding story, one that sheds light on the struggles and triumphs of our times.

Desmond Tutu

Rabble-Rouser for Peace: The Authorized Biography

Author: John Allen

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1556527985

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 484

View: 3398

A survey of the life of Desmond Tutu describes his disadvantaged childhood in South Africa, his calls for peace during the worst years of apartheid at the side of Nelson Mandela, and his beliefs about AIDS and the war in Iraq.

Desmond Tutu

A Biography

Author: Steven Gish

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313328602

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 178

View: 3299

Presents the life of the South African churchman, discussing his childhood and adolescence, his call to the ministry and time in England, his return to South Africa, and his role in the struggle to end apartheid for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.


das autorisierte Porträt

Author: Mike Nicol

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896605511


Page: 355

View: 3449


Yaa Asantewaa and the Asante-British War of 1900-1

Author: A. Adu Boahen,Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 9780852554432

Category: Ashanti War, 1900

Page: 182

View: 3330

Draws on contemporary documents and oral testimony to give an Asante perspective on the war.


A Blueprint for Changing How We Change the World

Author: Stephan Bauman

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 1601425848

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 2925

We need a better vision for saving the world. Across the world, people like you are rising up to fight poverty, oppression, and injustice—not just professionals, but bloggers, musicians, entrepreneurs, artists, and advocates. People who refuse to accept the world as it is, who dare to believe change is possible. But we face a crisis of vision. We sense what needs to be done, but often we don’t know how to do it. Without a better blueprint for doing good well, our moment in history will slip away. Stephan Bauman, president of World Relief believes true change begins in the hearts and actions of ordinary people. In Possible, he presents clear and biblical thinking, powerful stories, and practical tools for sustainably impacting our workplaces, neighborhoods, villages, and cities. Possible is an eloquent and personal call to reconsider what it means to change ourselves so that we can change the world.

Ich habe den Todesengel überlebt

Ein Mengele-Opfer erzählt

Author: Eva Mozes Kor,Lisa Rojany Buccieri

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641067014

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 554

Berührend und authentisch – eine der letzten Zeitzeuginnen erzählt Eva Mozes Kor ist zehn Jahre alt, als sie mit ihrer Familie nach Auschwitz verschleppt wird. Während die Eltern und zwei ältere Geschwister in den Gaskammern umkommen, geraten Eva und ihre Zwillingsschwester Miriam in die Hände des KZ-Arztes Mengele, der grausame »Experimente« an den Mädchen durchführt. Für Eva und ihre Schwester beginnt ein täglicher Überlebenskampf ... Die wahre Geschichte einer Frau mit einem unbezwingbaren Überlebenswillen und dem Mut, die schlimmsten Taten zu vergeben.