Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has received the Nobel Peace Prize, the Gandhi Peace Prize, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, and the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 1986 he was elected archbishop of Cape Town, the highest position in the Anglican Church in South Africa. In 1995, after the end of apartheid and the election of Nelson Mandela, Tutu was appointed chair of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He is currently chair of the Elders, an independent group of global leaders who offer their influence and experience to support peace building.
Moral Ground brings together the testimony of more than eighty visionaries—theologians and religious leaders, scientists, elected officials, business leaders, naturists, activists, and writers—to present a diverse and compelling call to honor our individual and collective moral responsibilities to our planet.