12 March 2009
South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has received a global spiritual leadership award from Humanity’s Team for his dedication to tackling seemingly insurmountable problems with forgiveness and a vision for unity and peace.
Humanity’s Team is a spiritual movement, represented in almost 100 countries, that takes its inspiration from Neale Donald Walsch, author of the Conversations with God series of books.
The organisation views Tutu as a catalyst for change, a value promoted by Humanity’s Team through their principle, “be the change you wish to see in the world”.
Tutu never hesitates to call for the recognition of the inter-connectedness of all life, Humanity’s Team said in a statement this week.
As such, he always also considers “the other” in every situation, as well as the “bad guy”, and calls on the world to wake up; for humanity to “raise their consciousness”.
Humanity’s Team South Africa “recognizes the idea of ubuntu as their local cultural expression of oneness, and regards Archbishop Tutu as one of the fathers of ubuntu.”
Tutu will receive the award at Humanity’s Team 2009 Oneness Summit at the Freedom Park amphitheatre in Pretoria on 18 April.
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