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April 17, 2013

Desmond Tutu Wins 2013 Templeton Prize

14802-1By Lynn Garrett

Desmond Tutu, former Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, has won the Templeton Prize, the Templeton Foundation announced this morning. Known for his transformative opposition to aparteid, Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984. He went on to lead the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, advocating “restorative justice” for the human rights violations of the aparteid regime. In 2007 he helped form The Elders, a group of global leaders such as former President Jimmy Carter and U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan who work for world peace and human rights.

Tutu is the author of numerous books, including No Future without Forgiveness (Image) and God Is Not a Christian: And Other Provocations (HarperOne).

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