Posted on January 21, 2022
"His Grace, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, Desmond M. Tutu, was a man known most for his unforgettable leadership in the struggle against the Apartheid regime in his beloved South Africa. Archbishop Tutu imagined the Rainbow Nation to come, and helped lead his oppressed, often grieving, and sometimes deeply (and justifiably) enraged people to envision a brighter, more tolerant future. He was that rarest of leaders – a man who had vision and compassion coupled with toughness, a savvy political mind and an unwavering moral compass. He embodied a radical inclusivity that tolerated no one being excluded from compassion and care. And when he said that no one was excluded from his Father's house – he meant no one. In the early years of the AIDS pandemic when so many were being excluded, shunned and shamed, his inclusivity was truly transformative and empowering for millions."