Made for Goodness:And Why This Makes All the Difference

Made for Goodness:And Why This Makes All the Difference

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has witnessed some of the world's darkest moments. For decades, he fought Apartheid, and since then has been an ambassador of peace amidst political, diplomatic, and natural disasters. Yet he is still an extremely joyful and hopeful man. In Made for Goodness, the Nobel Peace Prize winner shares his source of strength and optimism.

Written with his daughter, Mpho, who is also an ordained Anglican minister, Tutu explains that God has made us for goodness, and when we begin to follow this calling, God is there to meet us, encourage us, and embrace us. Together, father and daughter offer an inspiring message of hope for our world.

Desmond Mpilo Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984; he was its second black recipient. In 1986 he was elected Archbishop of Cape Town, the highest position in the Anglican Church in South Africa. In 1994, after the end of Apartheid and the election of Nelson Mandela, Tutu was appointed chair of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. His policy of forgiveness and reconciliation has become an international example of conflict resolution, and a trusted method of post-conflict reconstruction. He is currently the chair of The Elders, where he defends human rights and campaigns for the oppressed.

Mpho Tutu is executive director of the Tutu Institute for Prayer and Pilgrimage in Washington D.C, an Episcopal priest, and serves as chair of the board of the Global AIDS Alliance.

Freshman Common Read: College of St. Elizabeth
Publication Date: 
March 8, 2011