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  • Born October 7, 1931 in Kerksdorp, Transvall
  • 1953 obtained a teachers' diploma
  • 1954 received B.A. degree from the University of South Africa
  • 1960 ordained as a priest
  • 1976 consecrated Bishop of Lesotho
  • 1978 became General Secretary of the South Arican Council
    of churches
  • 1979 received honorary doctorate of laws from Harvard University
  • 1984 awarded the Nobell Peace Prize, in recognition of his nonviolent campaign to limit international trade and
    investment activities in South Africa.
  • 1985 became Bishop of Johannesburg
  • 1986 Archbishop of Cape Town and head of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa
  • 1996 retired as Archbishop, became Chairperson of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa, and presided over the traumatic revelation; of the secrets of apartheid

"We have an African saying, 'A person is a person through other persons.' I wouldn't know how to think... to speak... or behave as a human being... I need other human beings to be human."

"We must know that our planet and human survival are at risk unless we change our moral and ethical perspectives."

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Crying in the Wilderness: The Struggle for Justice in South Africa

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