Desmond Tutu

Edmonton LGBT Community Stands Against Islamophobia

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Alberta
Junaid Jahangir

The LGBT community in Edmonton stands firmly against oppression be it against blacks, Muslims, Jews, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs or others. The reason is simple. We stand at the intersection of so many other communities. We are a sexually, ethnically and religiously diverse community.

What Is the Environmental Impact of Celebrities Visiting the Oilsands?

DeSmog Canada | Posted 09.25.2016 | Canada Alberta
DeSmog Canada

By now, it's an almost entirely predictable routine: a celebrity takes a tour of the Alberta oilsands for a day or two and quickly harnesses apocalyptic rhetoric in press conferences to detail the experience. Chagrined industry spokespeople lash out. News coverage dissipates after a few days. Rinse and repeat.

The Right to Life Does Not Mean the Duty to Suffer

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada Living
Junaid Jahangir

Dying with dignity is construed as giving up instead of fighting an internal aggressor and that such an approach is not consistent with the medical ethic, which can also be captured by the Prophet's teaching, "Do no harm and accept no harm."

Why Archbishop Desmond Tutu Is Focused on Forgiveness

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

What astounds us is that, despite everything he saw and endured during the apartheid years, Tutu remains one of the most joyful human beings we know. A laugh is never far from his lips. When music plays, he is the first on his feet dancing. We can only attribute this to his mastery of the art of forgiveness. Tutu's soul remains unburdened by anger and vindictiveness.

Albertans Not Happy With Tutu's Oilsands Comments

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada Alberta

Many Albertans are offended by South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s comments calling the province's oil sands "filth." They say the retired archb...

Desmond Tutu: Oilsands Are 'Filth'

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.31.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A brief helicopter tour of the oilsands Saturday wasn't enough to shake Archbishop Desmond Tutu's conviction that the industry ...

'You Do Know What You Should Do' About Pipeline

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu says he has come to northern Alberta not as an expert on climate change, but hoping to br...

Is it Time to Dethrone Desmond Tutu?

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 08.20.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

Desmond Tutu, retired Anglican Bishop from South Africa, a Nobel Laureate, a man of distinction, is a leader, someone who affects public opinion. As a...

Part Two: Post-Modern Sounds of Anti-Semitism

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

This is the sound of anti-semitism. It knows no boundaries. The sound travels through time, crosses generations, gender, religion, race, culture, ethn...

Joshua Ostroff

Bush And Blair Guilty Of War Crimes, Nobel Winner Says | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 11.10.2012 | Canada Politics

Barack Obama may not have been born in Kenya (honest, guys), but his presidency has certainly given his father’s home continent no end of pride in h...

Child Brides: The Cost of saying "I Do"

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 03.06.2012 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

When a young girl is forced to marry, she loses nearly everything. She loses her childhood. She is forced into sexual intercourse, pregnancy, and childbirth before she is emotionally and physically ready. As much as child marriage leads to poverty, poverty leads back around to child marriage.

Canadians Can Help Stop the Persecution of Iran's Baha'i

Allan Rock | Posted 03.06.2012 | Canada
Allan Rock

With the eyes of the world on the Arab Spring, the populist struggles in Iran have faded from view. Yet some in Iran continue to face appalling levels of abuse, oppression, and injustice, including the Baha'i, Iran's largest non-Muslim religious minority. We encourage all Canadians to add their voice to halt all further aggression towards the Baha'i.

Desmond Tutu Gets On Harper's Case Over Climate Talks

CP | Posted 01.29.2012 | Canada

Canada has received a public scolding for its climate-change policy from several prominent South Africans, including anti-apartheid hero Archbishop De...

8 Nobel Peace Prize Winners Tell Harper: Stop The Oil Sands

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada Politics

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is one of eight Nobel Peace Prize winners who have signed a letter asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper to do what he can to s...

9 Nobel Winners Ask Obama To Nix Keystone Pipeline

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.07.2011 | Canada Politics

Nine winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama, have written a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama aski...