Live online Q&A with Archbishop Desmond Tutu
- Jul 06, 2009
I recently had the chance to spend some time with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and other members of The Elders at one of their regular meetings. For those who may not have heard of The Elders before, this is an historic group of respected global leaders brought together by Nelson Mandela and Graça Machel who are contributing their wisdom, independent leadership and integrity to tackle some of the world’s toughest problems. With support from my non-profit foundation Virgin Unite and a group of wonderful Founders, my good friend Peter Gabriel and I helped get The Elders off the ground in 2007, and I continue to stay actively involved.
It’s pretty lively when you get the likes of Tutu, Jimmy Carter, Mary Robinson, Graça Machel and Lakhdar Brahimi in a room together. They are starting to make a real difference to the world we live in which is tremendously exciting. Do grab the chance to take part in a live Q & A with Archbishop Tutu on Wednesday 8 July at 3pm GMT at www.theElders.org. I promise you he manages to be funny, serious and inspiring, even when he is talking about very difficult situations in places like Zimbabwe, Cyprus, Sudan and Burma. The Elders are also saying some tough things about the way women and girls are treated--see Archbishop Tutu’s video message to men and boys everywhere:
To learn more, and watch other video messages from The Elders, visit www.theElders.org. You can also send The Elders a message online as well — I know they would welcome your comments.