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A Beacon of Faith and Humanity: Remembering Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a South African Anglican cleric who in 1984 received the Nobel Prize for Peace for his role in the opposition to apartheid in South Africa, passed away on December 26 at age 90. Mount Madonna School (MMS) students first interviewed Tutu during their 2009 learning journey to South Africa and subsequent student groups met with him several times over nearly a decade.

“I felt great sadness upon learning of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s passing,” commented Values in World Thought teacher and Director of Upper School Shannon Kelly (’92). “He was a truly amazing person and one of the last moral heroes of his generation. I greatly appreciate the time he took to meet with Mount Madonna School students and faculty. We walked away from our time with him filled with joy and inspired by his kindness and humor.” 

Archbishop Tutu left an indelible impression on many of the MMS students and faculty who met him.

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