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The Forum with Nontombi Naomi Tutu: Truth and Reconciliation

October 21, 2018

9:30 am

The activist and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu on the continuing struggle for human rights. Tutu will preach at the 11am service following The Forum. 

About the conversation

Rev. Nontombi Naomi Tutu will talk with moderator Malcolm Young about the challenges of growing up black and female in apartheid South Africa–the foundation of her life as an activist for human rights, how those experiences taught her that our whole human family loses when we accept situations of oppression and how the teaching and preaching of hate and division injure us all.



About the guest

Nontombi Naomi Tutu’s professional experience ranges from being a development consultant in West Africa, to being program coordinator on Race and Gender and Gender-based Violence in Education at the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town. She also served as program coordinator for the historic Race Relations Institute at Fisk University. In the 1990’s Tutu established Nozizwe Consulting.  Nozizwe means Mother of Many Lands in Xhosa and is the name she was given by her maternal grandmother. The guiding principle of Nozizwe Consulting is to bring different groups together to learn from and celebrate their differences and acknowledge their shared humanity. Tutu is the recipient of four honorary doctorates from universities and colleges in the US and Nigeria. She serves as curate at Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville, TN. She is the single mother of two daughters and a son.

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About the host

The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author of The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau and The Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner.

About The Forum

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral, and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.


Gresham Hall


Free and open to all


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