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Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu is a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, best known for his crucial role in breaking down the apartheid in South Africa. Since, he has emerged as a voice for peace, reconciliation and global justice globally.

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The Desmond Tutu Center, North America’s only academic center in a university and seminary context, is a collaborative effort of Butler University and the Christian Theological Seminary.

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Allan Boesak brings decades of experience working as a theologian, humanitarian, prolific author and advocate for social justice. He worked closely with Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu in the struggle to end apartheid.

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” 
 Desmond Tutu

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The heart of DTC’s mission is a simple, bold idea: to identify, train, sustain, and educate the next generation of emerging young leaders struggling for social justice and reconciliation around the world and right here in Indiana.


At the DTC, we are committed to building scholarly capacity through individuals, academic institutions and networks, to broaden and deepen the discourse of peace and reconciliation.


The DTC’s programs are constructed around the teachings of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Desmond Tutu and grounded in a commitment to continue his work reshaping conversations about peace, equality, and forgiveness.

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