Desmond Tutu

Five Reasons Why the Assisted Dying Bill is Long Overdue

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics
Kieran Turner-Dave

The Assisted Dying Bill is long overdue because we can't keep forcing people to die in pain and misery against their will, or pressuring the terminally ill into committing gruesome acts of suicide as a last resort. We must realise that the right to life includes the right for individuals to make an informed decision to die in the way that they perceive to be the most dignified.

The Ground Is Shifting on Assisted Dying

Jo Cartwright | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Jo Cartwright

The reason it appeared that disabled people, healthcare professionals and people of faith were opposed to a change in the law was that leaders of these groups were unfairly misrepresenting the majority... This Friday these issues will be discussed at length in the House of Lords.

Tutu Speaks Out On Right-To-Die

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK

Desmond Tutu has become the latest high-profile figure to come out in favour of a change in the law on the right to die, days before a House of Lords ...

Love, Laugh and Cry: Be Inspired By Desmond Tutu

Jamie Holloway | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK
Jamie Holloway

Firstly, APOLOGIES that I haven't written in so long, I really do admire all those bloggers and writers who dedicate themselves so tirelessly to regular articles, posts and updates. The good news is I am coming back with a bang with an exclusive video that is truly inspiring.

Forgiveness, Christianity and Men's Violence Against Women

Karen Ingala Smith | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK
Karen Ingala Smith

Christianity like religions across the world reinforces and upholds patriarchy, forgiveness is just another of its tools. We do not need to forgive male violence against women unless we want men to continue to dominate women.

Ethiopian Minister Slams Uganda for Passing Anti-Gay Law

Dan Littauer | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK
Dan Littauer

Zenebu Tadesse, Ethiopia's Minister of Women, Children and Youth Affairs has taken to twitter criticizing the passing of Uganda's anti-gay law, on Monday. Tadesse tweeted: "There is no place for hate, discrimination in my beloved Africa. It's not Governments' business to make dress code or anti-gay laws #Uganda."

Mandela's Legacy Lies Elsewhere

Christopher Jackson | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics
Christopher Jackson

There were many contenders, but the contest for the act that best sanctified the memory of Nelson Mandela was won by the handshake of Barack Obama and Raul Castro. That two such men could, but for a moment, be so cordial and content with one another attests to how he was regarded by so many sides. The eulogies and the emotions expressed by South Africans of all colours exhibited how much Mandela did for his people.

Desmond Tutu To Attend Nelson Mandela's Funeral After 'Snub'

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu will join scores of dignitaries from around the world tomorrow for the funeral of Nelson Mandela. Some 4,000 people...

No Laughing Matter; Lunch With Desmond Tutu

Brigid McConville | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK
Brigid McConville

With the recent loss of Nelson Mandela, South African found its voice - and during the memorial service, its silence - in Desmond Tutu. He was Mandela's ally through so many decades of struggle. He remains a hugely respected scourge of the world's wrongs, and irrepressible champion of the oppressed.

Desmond Tutu's House Burgled During Mandela Memorial

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Archbishop Desmond Tutu's house was burgled as he attended nelson Mandela's memorial service on Tuesday, it as been reported. His aide Roger Fried...

An Evening With 'The Arch'

Charlotte Allan | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Politics
Charlotte Allan

As memorable evenings go, spending last night in the presence of Archbishop Desmond Tutu discussing his friendship with Nelson Mandela, is not one to forget in a hurry. I sat there thinking "self, when it's your time to depart, these will be some of the moments that flash before your eyes."

'Same Kind Of Tune As Enoch Powell'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK

The campaign against Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants coming to Britain has echoes of Enoch Powell, a world famous human rights campaigner has warned...

Judging What Pope Francis Says

John Sargeant | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Politics
John Sargeant

While the pope judges legislation to give gay people rights as the work of the evil one, I will not be joining the chorus singing his praises. Never judge Pope Francis by the headlines - the devil is in the detail...

Desmond Tutu Says No - Would You?

John Sargeant | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK
John Sargeant

As an atheist I deny that theism has proved there is a God and the evidence suggests such a beings existence is doubtful (not impossible) - though I base it more on religion being clearly the work of fallible human imagination.

Desmond Tutu Would Prefer Hell Over Homophobic Heaven

The Huffington Post | Chris York | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK

Desmond Tutu has said he would rather go to hell than worship a homophobic god. The retired archbishop was speaking at the United Nations' launch o...

It Is Time to Demythologize Nelson Mandela and Resurrect His Vision for South Africa

Michael Mumisa | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK
Michael Mumisa

South Africa is a ticking time bomb waiting to explode until and unless the ANC and the other political parties summon the courage to resolve the economic injustices inherited from the Apartheid era.

DOCUMENTARY: What Connects Clinton, Tutu And A World-Class Bodybuilder?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Fire in the Blood' tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the countries of...

'As You Are': What the World Can Learn From Desmond Tutu

Sophie Turton | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK
Sophie Turton

Desmond Tutu is not just great because of what he says and does; he is great because he demands a realisation of our individual greatness. He helps us believe that greatness exists.

Why I'm Still Pursuing Tony Blair

David Lawley Wakelin | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Politics
David Lawley Wakelin

The world is now perilously close to another war in the Middle East. I believe if we could bring Bush and Blair to trial for their war crimes, there will be an enormous shake up in the world which would open the door to talks.

Speaking the Truth to Power

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK
Ilco van der Linde

This weekend I was in Dakar (Senegal) to meet Mary Robinson and Angelique Kidjo. Kidjo is the most famous diva of Africa who has performed with global top artists like Alicia Keys, Carlos Santana and Peter Gabriel and who travels the world tirelessly to confront leaders with the truth on women.

Nelson Mandela: Former South African President's Life In Pictures

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK

Nelson Mandela: Former South African President Pictured On 94th Birthday (PICTURES) SEE ALSO: Nelson Mandela Pictured With Bill Clinton On Eve Of...

Et Tutu, Desmond?

Gary Kent | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Archbishop Desmond Tutu's views of Tony Blair and the Iraq war are not new. Very little is in the debate between those who supported intervention in Iraq and those who opposed it.

Blair and his Raskolnikov morals

Zak Golombeck | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK Politics
Zak Golombeck

The waging of war cannot simply apply morals whilst choosing to ignore the rule of law. With Iraq there remains a strong case that there was no jus ad bellum - right to war - and thus any decision to proceed to war would be without a legal basis.

Tutu Calls For 'Playground Bullies' To Be Tried Over Iraq

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 03.09.2012 | UK

Tony Blair and George Bush should be hauled before the International Criminal Court in The Hague for their part in the Iraq war, Archbishop Desmond Tu...

Arch-Enemies?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has pulled out of a leadership event in South Africa - because he refuses to share a platform with former British prime minist...