Bishop Tutu's Hopes and Fears

Despite anger and repression, he continues to see goodwill

At St. Alban's Church, the seat of the Anglican diocese of Johannesburg, it was time for the morning prayer meeting. In the boardroom, the staff had assembled, about 20 men and women, black and white. At precisely 9 a.m. Bishop Desmond Tutu arrived. "Good morning, Baba (Father), " said members of the group. "A little more enthusiasm, please, " the bishop replied with a smile, and the group obliged. Then he pulled up a chair and began the day's lesson. It was drawn from Acts 21: 27-39, the story of Paul being taken into protective custody by Roman soldiers to shelter...

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