8th Annual Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture
THE 8TH ANNUAL DESMOND TUTU INTERNATIONAL PEACE LECTURE The Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture was conceived as an annual opportunity to take stock of issues critical to the sustainability of our species and our planet. It is an opportunity to access our adherence to the values of respect, compassion, fairness, Ubuntu and celebration of diversity.
Our family, the human family, is the custodian of an increasingly consumptive and fragile world. The gap in the quality of life between rich and poor is a widening chasm. We are destroying our environment in order to lay our hands on the mineral and fuel riches contained in our soil. We are destroying nations in the quest for power over the resources that we believe will ensure our security.
In a world that seems bent on destruction the Tutus call us to a new emphasis. Archbishop and Mrs. Tutu have been able to articulate a positive vision. The Ubuntu they have articulated and espoused places the emphasis on building and creating. Ubuntu is a key notion in making the necessary paradigm shifts, for it incorporates sharing our common humanity, affirming others, belonging to the greater whole. Ubuntu incorporates mutuality, interdependence and more. This way of thinking engenders the positive and preventative. The Tutus invite us into a new way of thinking about and acting with one another to become agents of change.
The Peace Lecture is intended to stimulate engagement and translate into action the vision and values of Archbishop and Mrs Tutu.
Please note that you will require your original ID document/Drivers license/Passport to be allowed in as well as your valid ticket
16h30 – 18h30 – Registration & refreshments
18h15 – 19h00 – Guests to be seated
19h00 – 20h30 – Formal programme in the Artscape Opera House
20h30 – 21h00 – Guests depart