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Archbishop Desmond Tutu: End the suffering in the Sudans
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, pictured here in Sudan in 2007, is visiting the region as conflict continues amid warring groups.
July 6th, 2012
08:22 AM ET

Archbishop Desmond Tutu: End the suffering in the Sudans

Editor's note: Archbishop Desmond Tutu is often described as South Africa's moral conscience and is a global champion for human rights. A passionate and compelling speaker, he took the anti-apartheid struggle to the world. In his own country, he led thousands of people in demonstrations, always preaching non-violence. In 1984 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and later chaired South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission to examine apartheid-era crimes. Archbishop Tutu is Chair of The Elders.

By Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Special to CNN

(CNN) - In the coming days I will be in Juba and Khartoum, the capitals of South Sudan and Sudan.

My fellow Elders Martti Ahtisaari, Mary Robinson and I are going there to try to ensure that the terrible lessons of war are not forgotten - and to share our hope that these two beautiful countries can find a path to peace. We will relay the world's fears of another deadly conflict that would shatter the hopes of both nations and the broader region. And we will tell the leaders that, while it will take time and patience, we believe - as a result of our own experience - that peace can be achieved.

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  1. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer really changes things

    July 9, 2012 at 4:22 am |
    • Jesus

      Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!. ..

      July 9, 2012 at 10:19 am |
  2. Piers

    Interesting how cnn fails to mention islam which is the cause strife and violence in this region.

    July 7, 2012 at 6:50 am |
  3. Russ

    U2, "Silver & Gold", Rattle & Hum: Bono's ad-lib at the end...

    This is a song written about a man, in a shanty town outside of Johannesburg
    A man who's sick of looking down the barrel of white South Africa
    A man who is at the point where he is ready to take up arms against his oppressor
    A man who has lost faith in the peacemakers of the West while they argue
    And while they fail to support a man like Bishop Tutu
    in his request for economic sanctions against South Africa

    Am I buggin' you? I don't mean to bug ya...
    Okay Edge, play the blues...

    July 7, 2012 at 12:26 am |
  4. UK Dave & my scientific community

    YOU CAN'T ARGUE WITH ME!
    So don't ever try it!

    July 6, 2012 at 10:55 pm |
  5. MY MANY BRAVEHEARTS!

    MY MANY BRAVEHEARTS WORK TIRELESSLY AGAINST YOU cowards!
    We use the databases of cowards against you cowards & we update them regularly!
    GOOGLE(database of cowards) to see if you are on the databases of cowards!
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    MY MANY BRAVEHEARTS ALWAYS WIN FAIR MAIDENS THIS WAY!
    Wanna be a fair maiden?
    Add your local cowards to GOOGLE(database of cowards) please!

    July 6, 2012 at 8:15 pm |
  6. THE BEAST IS BAD MEMORY!

    If your bad memory can't be resolved, you'll be forced to carry THE MARK OF THE BEAST OF BAD MEMORY!
    Our reliable memory never lets us down.
    If you can't regain a reliable memory, you're throwing yourself on a very beastly scrapheap!

    July 6, 2012 at 7:04 pm |
    • The Corrector

      If their bad memory cannot be resolved, then they are stuck with many gremlins!
      Yes, the mark of the beast should be BAD MEMORY!

      July 6, 2012 at 8:04 pm |
  7. lol

    the dude on the right looks like he's lost

    July 6, 2012 at 6:14 pm |
  8. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things

    July 6, 2012 at 6:10 pm |
    • Jesus

      ~Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!. ..

      July 9, 2012 at 10:20 am |
  9. Judaism comes from the Sumerian Religion

    This Tutu guy looks like another religo freeloader who couldnt get a real job.

    July 6, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
  10. Hugh Myron

    Desmond Tutu.

    That sounds like my trip to the toilet after eating a spoiled cheesecake.

    July 6, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
  11. Jack

    Hello folks. Everyone is invited to visit – thestarofkaduri.com

    July 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
    • SPAM TROLL

      READ MY BLOG

      July 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
  12. Judaism God was stolen from Sumerians

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu? Who the f is he???????????

    July 6, 2012 at 11:43 am |
    • Who invited me?

      He is a religious leader in Africa, works a lot with Jimmy Carter, and because he acts rather than talks most of the time, He is one of the few "religious Leaders" that I respect.

      July 6, 2012 at 11:48 am |
    • ME II

      @Judaism....,
      Seriously? Never heard of Desmond Tutu?... the Nobel laureate?

      July 6, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
    • Judaism God was stolen from Sumerians

      ME, sorry I do not collect Christian Player Cards. Never heard of the dude. In fact I just heard of Mother Teresa last year. Thought John Paul was still Pope up until the other day. Amazing how time flies when you dont concern yourself with useless info on people who do not matter.

      July 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
    • ME II

      "Amazing how time flies when you dont concern yourself with useless info on people who do not matter."

      I guess you have your priorities... but many would consider this a lapse in basic awareness of your surroundings, or at least current or world events. Not having at least rudimentary knowledge of a Nobel laureate is not something I would be proud of, personally. To each his own, I guess.

      July 6, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
    • Hugh Myron

      lmfaooo

      July 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  13. BRC

    Good article, but seems more like world events than belief blog material. Still, I'm sure we'll all find some way to argue about it.

    July 6, 2012 at 9:20 am |
    • Bo

      I agree and tried to say more but for some idiot reason [filters] I could not post it.

      July 6, 2012 at 10:00 am |
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