- By Richard Branson -
- Nov 07, 2011
While we were in Brazil last week Archbishop Desmond Tutu shared his wisdom on all manner of vital issues. I was lucky enough to be present and note down some of Arch’s thoughts.
Arch talked about how The Elders are tackling global issues and what everyone can do to make a difference.
He said: “Our own humanity is caught up in the humanity of others. When one dehumanises another, one dehumanises oneself.
“As Martin Luther King Jr. said, 'We all came from the cradle of humanity in Africa'. Unless we learn to live as brothers and sisters we are going to perish together as fools.
“I used to say in Africa until the black people are free you white people won’t be free. And it was true.”
Talking about the Elders, he added: “We have grown in our compassion for one another and in our caring of one another…The Elders must be the taboo busters over religion and women.”
The photos in this blog are from Jane Tewson’s Igniting Change challenge, which is all about changing people's views of stereotypes. I can’t think of a better example than Arch.
By Richard Branson. Founder of Virgin Group