Archbishop Desmond Tutu was a voice for the voiceless and a champion for all oppressed people throughout the world. CBTU mourns his passing and honors his legacy. 

“I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.” – Desmond Tutu



Moving on of Anti-Apartheid Icon

CBTU Statement on the Passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu


            On December 26th the world lost one of the most vocal and prominent voices on justice and human rights. Archbishop Desmond Tutu has moved on to the next phase and passed the other day. He was a fierce warrior against Apartheid, a public voice for the voiceless, and a living beacon of human rights and moral compass. His passing on is a loss to both South Africa and the world. He will be gone but never forgotten.


            In the face of one of the most repressive regimes in modern history, Archbishop Tutu stood up to the Apartheid state and actively fought for the liberation of South Africans. With his faith, and under the banner of God, he brought his message of human rights and social justice to the global stage. His words inspiring, his deeds organizing, as he was able to play a crucial role in ending Apartheid in South Africa. Yet he did not stop there and continued his message and advocacy against oppression all over the world. He was truly a global ambassador for equity, justice, and human rights.


            Archbishop Desmond Tutu is both man and icon. He will forever embody the fight against oppression. His words will forever inspire activists and organizers all over the world. His actions will be mirrored in battle for equity and justice. CBTU honors Archbishop Tutu and will continue to try and emulate his legacy in our works and deeds.