Tutu, Jefferts Schori discuss mission in the church. A conversation at Washington National Cathedral
Monday, May 21, 2012
Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town Desmond Tutu shared a personal story from his childhood during a mission-focused conversation May 19 at Washington National Cathedral, a story that has stuck with him for more than 70 years.
The 30-minute, live webcast conversation between Tutu and Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was moderated by David Crabtree, a news anchor at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a deacon in the Diocese of North Carolina. It is available on demand here.
Tutu told a story about his mother, a poorly educated domestic worker, who cooked and cleaned for blind, black women during an age in South Africa “when blacks were ‘inferior,’ or so they were told,” he said, adding that on this particular day, when he was 8 or 9 years old, he was standing with his mother at her place of work.
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