Our Shared Paths to Justice: Learning from Desmond Tutu’s Faith and Activism


Location: Zoom Webinar

Thursday, February 24
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET (US)
Zoom Webinar

The late Desmond Tutu’s inspiring activism helped South Africa address the deep injustices that permeated daily life under Apartheid—a crushing system of institutionalized racial discrimination. The Anglican archbishop’s recent passing is a reminder to reflect on his legacy.

What lessons can we learn from his wide-ranging support of human dignity—from racial justice and interfaith solidarity to anti-militarism and just peace? How can his leadership in truth and reconciliation serve as a model for others? And how did his faith help inform his activism? 

Join the Ansari Institute for a timely discussion that will highlight key lessons from Tutu’s work. Hear insights from panelists who will explore his advocacy for what he called “our shared paths to freedom and justice,” and learn how his approach can help us address inequality and oppression today.

Photo credit: "Desmond Tutu" by Bokmässan i Göteborg is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

Presented by the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion and co-sponsored by the University of Notre Dame's African Student Association, Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights, and Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. 



Ellen Clark King

Rev. Dr. Ellen Clark-King
King’s College London



Laurie Nathan

Laurie Nathan
Mediation Program Director, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
Professor of the Practice of Mediation, Keough School of Global Affairs



Rashied Omar

A. Rashied Omar
Associate Teaching Professor of Islamic Studies and Peacebuilding
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies




Charles Powell

Charles Powell
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Multifaith Engagement
Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion