Archbishop Desmond Tutu to receive honorary degree

Posted by pt91 at Apr 27, 2011 03:58 PM |
Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and internationally renowned as a campaigner for peace and justice, Archbishop Tutu will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters in the University of Leicester’s summer graduation ceremonies this year.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu to receive honorary degree

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Archbishop Tutu spoke out against apartheid during the years of Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment and was subsequently asked by President Mandela to chair South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission and investigate the crimes of all parties committed during apartheid.

Since then, he has been called on to help other governments and organisations, including Northern Ireland. He has continued to speak out against injustice worldwide.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Robert Burgess, said:  

There can be no greater role model for our graduands from across the world than Archbishop Desmond Tutu.   His wisdom, courage and integrity are an inspiration to us all and we are delighted to confer the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters on such a great global figure.”

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