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10 thought-provoking Desmond Tutu quotes that will awaken your African spirit


Throughout his life, Desmond Tutu has been one of Africa’s great voices for freedom, justice and democracy.

The South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop rose to fame in the 1980s due to his fight against apartheid.

Born Desmond Mpilo Tutu on October 7, 1931, in South Africa, the first black Archbishop of Cape Town and bishop of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa, in 1984, received the Nobel Prize for Peace for his role in the opposition to apartheid.

Though he has retired from public life since 2010, he remains one of South Africa’s most distinguishable personality and one of the world’s most prominent religious leaders.

Having authored or coauthored numerous publications, here are 10 quotes from the famous Anglican cleric:

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Regaining the African Church’s missionary spirit- La Croix International



Missionaries ready to generously impregnate themselves with ‘the odor of the poor’ have become increasingly rare

Father Donald Zagoré SMA (DR photo)

Regaining the fundamental spirit of mission in order to reinvent missionary activity today has become more crucial than ever for the Church in Africa.

The most essential aspect of the Church’s evangelizing activity is the announcement of the Good News to the poor.

This leads to “the joy of being sent to the poor, the joy of joining the poor, the marginalized, and the voiceless in…

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Enduring Spirit Awards to honor achievements of African American women in the Midlands | www.thecolumbiastar.com



Enduring Spirit Awards to honor achievements of African American women in the Midlands

Contributed by Columbia Museum of Art


Tyrone Geter (American), My Beauty is Not My Beast, 2016, charcoal and torn paper
The Friends of African American Art & Culture (FAAAC) will present the second annual Enduring Spirit Awards, to be held at the Columbia Museum of Art Thursday, September 27 at 6:00 p.m. The awards recognize the outstanding achievements of African American women in the Midlands who are working to improve their communities.

The Enduring Spirit Awards are named in honor of the work of Columbia artist Tyrone Geter, who credits his mother as the inspiration for his art. Much of Geter’s work celebrates the relationship…

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Spirit Airlines Adds More Caribbean Routes to International Network


WHY IT RATES: Selling the Caribbean is a major factor in the success of travel agents, and the addition of more flights to the region by Spirit will help provide clients with more options.—Donald Wood, Breaking News Senior Writer.


Just when the winter chill will be ready to take hold, here come more options for a warm tropical escape with Spirit Airlines. Beginning November 8, Spirit will start daily nonstop service from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Las Américas International Airport (SDQ) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. On December 20, Spirit will grow again and begin nonstop seasonal service between Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) and Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in Montego Bay, Jamaica, running three times weekly.

The additions offer affordable fares for…

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Spirit Airlines adds more Caribbean routes



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Author’s emotional tribute to the South African spirit is all kinds of beautiful


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You know, this country really is something special. It may not always feel that way, but Jonathan Jansen’s tribute to the South African spirit is the timeliest of reminders.

In his Sunday Times column, “Why do Things Never Fall Apart in South Africa?“, he asks why we are always seemingly on the brink of disaster and yet, we apparently avoid it every time.

He recalls every near-apocalyptic scenario we’ve faced in recent times: Economic collapse, the complete undermining of government and of course, the early days after apartheid fell. With each doomsday, comes an eleventh-hour intervention.

Like the rest of us, Jansen isn’t blinkered. He accepts that our society still has its problems. But we’ve heard a lot about that, haven’t we? Here,…

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