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Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu: A symbol of Faith and Influence

On December 26, 2021, the world lost a man of great impact. For those who don’t know Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu, he was one of the leading voices of the anti-apartheid struggle. He was very instrumental in the release of fellow anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela from prison.

Apartheid is a social policy of racial segregation involving political, economic and legal discrimination against people who are not White. Apartheid was previously the official policy of South Africa, which was the home country of the late Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu.

Many mourned across the nation of South Africa and the world at large as the remains of the theologian and humanitarian were laid to rest. The funeral took place at St George’s Cathedral, Cape Town, South Africa on January 1, 2022.

It was obvious that the late Arch Bishop had garnered so much influence as both a renowned theologian and an advocate for Justice. His were ninety years of undeniable impact. Asides from his work in the anti-apartheid struggle, he was the first African Bishop of Johannesburg and afterwards became the Archbishop of Cape Town.

After emerging as the winner of the 1994 elections, Nelson Mandela appointed Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu as the chairman of the historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The commission was poised with the responsibility of investigating human rights abuses committed by pro and anti-apartheid groups.

He remained relevant in the political space of his country, remonstrating shady politicians for anti-people policies. Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu was an advocate for peace and justice, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1984 for his role in the struggle to abolish the apartheid system. Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu is a contemporary example of a man who believed in the Lord and still chose to be influential in other spheres of life. The Arch Bishop would be greatly missed, but his resounding legacy is worth learning from. As a believer, you can strive to be relevant in making society a better place for all.

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