The Tutu Foundation UK builds peace in fractured communities in the UK using a model inspired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s peace and reconciliation work all over the world. To successfully tackle the anti-social behaviour and violence in our communities, underlying attitudes and behaviours must first be addressed in order to build a lasting peace. Read more
Saturday March 14th saw over 60 young people from around London take part in the very first Youth Peace Summit in partnership with Regent's University London. They took part in Ubuntu workshops and created an Ubuntu ambassadors charter which the Foundation will use as a basis of the work we undertake with young people. Furthermore, the young people heard from Reverend Mpho Tutu on Ubuntu, Paul Randolph on conflict and PC Sakira Suzia on policing peace on the ground. Thanks to the RUL volunteers and facilitators who made the day successful with the #IamUbuntu hashtag reaching many on Twitter! The young people went away with Ubuntu on their minds and in their hearts.
Desmond Tutu“When I come to the UK, I am always humbled by the action for change being taken by young people themselves, with support from our Tutu Foundation UK, working right here in London. It is wonderful to receive good news and you know it reminds us that the smallest child, in the most difficult circumstances, is able to do bit of good wherever they are; and you see it is those little bits of good put together that will overwhelm the word.”
TFUK Chair (Clive Conway) organised an evening of enchanting music alongside the Bulldog Trust. It was performed by gifted pianists, who are, by day,captains of law and commerce to raise much needed funds. It was Compered by BBC Proms presenter Katie Derham and Curated by Andrew Matthews-Owen to whom we are really grateful. Our Youth Ambassador Jack Collison was also in attendance.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Reverend Mpho Tutu is challenging everyone to take up the Global Forgiveness Challenge to coincide with the launch of the Book of Forgiving. At the Tutu Foundation UK we continue to work with communities and ask what it would take for you to forgive or ask for forgiveness. You can still sign up for the Global Forgiveness Challenge.
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