Category: Religion & Ethics

How the Americans view Archbishop Tutu.

18 February 2022 By Paul Martin

The Life and Legacy of Archbishop Desmond Tutu PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE I join President Biden and the First Lady in mourning the loss of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, an extraordinary leader who joyously devoted his life to celebrating and advancing human dignity, justice, and morality.  He was unassuming but no less […]

Motor-bike rider, sports fanatic, life-saver, frustrated father, Nobel Peace Prize-winner. Dead at 90, but larger than life, says Archbishop Tutu’s only son.

2 February 2022 By Paul Martin

Exclusive: By Paul Martin in Cape Town. Trevor Tutu, the only son of anti-apartheid legend Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has spoken of his dad’s amazing life – including how the future world icon took his son an England world cup match on the back of a scooter! In an emotional wide-ranging interview Trevor Tutu spoke to […]

My father Desmond Tutu, our family’s strengths and frailties, and, for a country that’s been attacked by human termites, why I still see glimmers of hope.

31 December 2021 By Paul Martin

By Trevor Tutu, the only son and oldest of the four children of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Leah Tutu., who died in Cape Town aged 90. As told to Paul Martin. “I want people to see my father as a human being with human frailties — not just as a saint-like figure.  “He could be […]

Exclusive: Archbishop Tutu’s son on his own, and his father’s, and his family’s strengths and failings… and what his father has taught him about life, cricket, and forgiveness.

31 December 2021 By Paul Martin

By Paul Martin.  Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s only son has revealed how the most respected and admired clergyman in South African history had to battle with rifts in his own family — and sometimes with his own explosive temper. “I want people to see my dad as a human being with human frailties — not just […]

Conversion: for would-be asylum-seekers in Europe, is it just a case of pray-to-stay?

17 November 2021 By Paul Martin

Converting to Christianity is a long-established technique to avoid being sent back to any Muslim country. That’s because there are clear statements in Islam’s Hadith, authentic quotes attributed to Mohammad) that converting out of Islam is punishable by death. Different Muslim countries enforce this to different degrees, but Christians in many parts of the Middle […]

‘Woke’ demands and ‘racist’ comments at the Cricket World Cup are producing explosive controversy for South Africa, Pakistan and India.

27 October 2021 By Paul Martin

It was a move that sent shockwaves through the sporting world. South Africa’s best batsman and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock pulled out of a crucial match in the short-form cricket series, the World Cup T20, rather than obey an order, made hours before by the body that runs cricket in his home country, to take […]