Archbishop Tutu & Dalai Lama at 10th Annual Desmond Tutu Lecture

Four of the world's ethical leaders delivered the 11th Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture, on Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's 90th birthday on October 7, 2021. South Africa's former public protector, Thuli Madonsela; women's and children's rights activist Graça Machel; chair of The Elders Mary Robinson; and the Dalai Lama, Tibet's highest spiritual leader spoke at the event. The event also featured the Archbishop and the Dalai Lama discussing how to find joy amid tragedy in Mission Joy: Finding Happiness in Troubled Times, a film that celebrates their spiritual leadership and decades-long friendship.

Also on October 7, there was a free screening, to support the educational nonprofit Tutu Desk, of the 'Children of Life' documentary. The event included a Q&A with Tutu Desk CEO Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe & civil rights historian Danita Mason-Hogans: Read more about the Tutu Desk Campaign.


  • 7 October 2021

    Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture 2021

    Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation
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    The 11th Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture will be delivered by four global leaders - South Africa's former public protector, Thuli ... see more »

11th Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture on Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s 90th birthday



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