Desmond M Tutu

Anglican Archbishop DESMOND M. TUTU won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 and the Templeton Prize in 2013, and was the founding chair of The Elders from 2007 to 2013. In 1986 he was elected Archbishop of Cape Town, the highest position in the Anglican Church in South Africa, and in 2009 he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highest civilian honor. In 1994, Tutu was appointed as Chair of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, where he pioneered a new way for countries to move forward after experiencing civil strife and countless atrocities.

TUTU_Forgiving_HC finalThe Reverend MPHO A. TUTU, an Episcopal Priest, is currently the executive director of The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation and has run ministries for children in Worcester, Massachusetts; for rape survivors in Grahamstown, South Africa; and for refugees from South Africa and Namibia at the Phelps Stokes Fund in New York City. She is pursuing a doctorate on the subject of forgiveness from Vrije University, Amsterdam. With her father, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, she has authored Made for Goodness and, now, The Book of Forgiving.

The Tutu Global Forgiveness Challenge: Desmond and Mpho Tutu challenge the world to forgive in the Tutu Global Forgiveness Challenge. The Tutu Global Forgiveness Challenge is a free, 30-day online event to help everyone learn how to forgive in their own lives. Each day participants will receive an email from the Archbishop and his daughter, Reverend Mpho Tutu, with inspirational stories, practical exercises and links to join an online forgiveness community for discussions and opportunities to share their own stories. The Challenge will also include interviews with forgiveness experts, heroes, celebrities, and leaders, including musician Alanis Morissette and media maven Arianna Huffington. To learn more and register go to