Tutu lauds Boesak's return from politics to ministry

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has praised the decision by Allan Boesak, an antiapartheid icon and former president of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, to quit politics and join “God’s party.”

“I cannot say how thrilled I am that Allan has followed his path and agreed to serve the people through God, rather than through political parties,” said Tutu, the former Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, on November 3.

Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, said he had been nagging Boesak since the 1990s to heed the call of God, not as a politician but as a pastor with outstanding gifts of oratory. In the 1980s Tutu and Boesak were two of the most prominent church leaders fighting apartheid with their rousing sermons against injustice.

 

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