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Tears are a gift from God
They put us in touch with essential things that we know to be dear or wrong.
by Peter W. Marty
Tutu the mystic
Michael Battle’s biography focuses on the archbishop’s religious moorings.
by Charles Scriven
Desmond Tutu dies at 90
by Andrew Meldrum
Desmond Tutu’s transformative vision
He thrived on the process of endearing himself to all who hope for better days.
by David Mesenbring
Lifting the spirit
I've been inspired this year by Shonda Rhimes, the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Paul Angone.
by Ulysses W. Burley III
Hanging in there for love
Faithfulness isn't always pious or sweet.
by Carrie Newcomer
Enemy: Essays by readers
We gave our readers a one-word writing prompt: "enemy."
Two recent books testify to the difficult but hopeful work of forgiving in the most trying circumstances.
by John Buchanan
Using powerful stories, Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu equip us to address deep questions about forgiveness, wholeness, and new life.
reviewed by Arianne Braithwaite Lehn
On the porch of a cottage in North Carolina, I gaze in wonder at the expanse in front of me. It's conducive to thinking and reading as well as meditating and praying.