Our Honourary Member, Bishop Desmond Tutu, speaks out!

Nearly two years ago Bishop Desmond Tutu agreed to join 4RG as an Honourary Member of our Steering Committee.  Just prior to this, Bishop Tutu and other South African leaders tried to sway the Canadian Government from withdrawing from the Kyoto Convention on climate change.

In asking for our continued support for Kyoto, these South Africans referred to the leadership that Canada had demonstrated in the fight against Apartheid.   They appealed to Canada to show a similar commitment to moral principles in making the tough political decisions about climate change.

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu joins For Our Grandchildren!

The Most Reverend Dr. Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town would undoubtedly be the first to agree that life is full of mysteries. And the greatest mystery of all is the “big bang” or the cosmic flaring forth which began the creation of our universe. The world-renowned Tutu is no mystery himself. He is one of …

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Durban Day 10: A letter to Bishop Tutu

Dear Bishop Tutu, Together with various faith groups, public institutions and citizens in South Africa and other African countries, you signed an advertisement that appeared in Canadian newspapers calling on Canada to change course on the tar sands.  For Our Grandchildren agrees with your appeal and your related messages about the Climate Summit in Durban. Your advertisement …

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COP15 Wrap-Up: Copenhagen That Was – And Is

Desmond Tutu, Prince Charles, Bill McKibben, the Moderator of the United Church of Canada, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Angela Merkle, Chris Keene (propelling his own wheelchair from Norwich, U.K.) and 45,000 others all went to Copenhagen in December ’09.  In the Bella Centre, delegations from all the nations of the world attempted to negotiate a fair, significant …

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COP15: Wednesday, December 16

Bumped into Crown Prince Frederik today – well, not quite literally. As people were snapping photos of the Copenhagen mayor and the Prince in City Hall square we didn’t see the young prince ride off on his bicycle but it wouldn’t have surprised us if that’s what he did (every day close to 40% of Copenhagens commute …

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