KAIROS honours the life and work of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. When we see others as the enemy, we risk becoming what we hate. When we oppress others, we end up oppressing ourselves. All of our humanity is dependent upon recognizing the humanity of others.”𝐀𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐛𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩 𝐄𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐬 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐮𝐭𝐮
KAIROS joins the faith and justice communities in the world, in mourning the loss, and honouring the life and work of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
KAIROS and the Archbishop crossed paths in 2014 at Fort McMurray, in joint advocacy at the conference – As Long as the Rivers Flow: Coming Back to the Treaty Relations in our Time which explored how treaties protect the environment, shape resource development, and address the promise of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. The event was sponsored by Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP.
With a moral light that graced his every act of service, Desmond Tutu fought for a world marked by forgiveness and a world free from injustice, where every life is valued.
We are indeed honoured and grateful for all the lessons he imparted, and the challenge he leaves behind, to continue and keep pressing on the constant work for justice.
Rest and rise in power, beloved leader.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu presente!