The Desmond Tutu Center is a 5-year joint partnership between Butler University and the Christian Theological Seminary launched to promote the legacy of Archbishop Tutu in Indianapolis, Indiana. With the last year upon us, we are working with our academic and community partners to ensure that the work continues so that the legacy of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Desmond Tutu, lives on in Indianapolis to create a more peaceful and reconciled community.
Nobel Peace Prize awardee Desmond Tutu is a renowned South African Anglican cleric known for his staunch opposition to the policies of apartheid. Despite bloody violations committed against the black population in South Africa during Apartheid, Tutu adhered to his nonviolent line. Since, he has emerged as a global voice for peace, reconciliation and social justice.
Restorative Practices Workshop: The Beginning of a Movement By: Elizabeth McGlone Restorative practices is an unfamiliar name to many people, and often a misunderstood concept. Speaker Kristina Hulvershorn explained that people assume restorative practices mean letting students walk all over the teacher and do whatever they want, but this is not the case. Restorative practices […]
What: 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama When: Thursday, July 14th at 6:30pm Where: Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall in Butler University’s Robertson Hall Click here to view the film’s trailer Join us for the first film in the 2016-2017 New View Film Series. How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence? Why do the poor […]
BOOKS AND BREAKFAST PRESENTS: BROWN GIRL DREAMING BY JACQUELINE WOODSON JOIN THE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. COMMUNITY CENTER, THE DESMOND TUTU CENTER, AND BUTLER UNIVERSITY POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT FOR A BOOK DISCUSSION ABOUT RACE AND CHILDHOOD “Ms. Woodson writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, offering a poetic, eloquent narrative […]