South Africa’s Nobel winner Archbishop Tutu votes early

World 05/06/19, 08:48

South Africa's Nobel-prize-winning anti-apartheid crusader retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu cast his ballot Monday for the upcoming elections.Tutu, 87, is in fragile health and took part in South Africa's special voting for the elderly and infirm where electoral officials go to their homes or care facilities before the actual voting ...

Dartmouth professor wins top religion prize

Science 03/19/19, 05:59

A Dartmouth College professor of physics and astronomy was awarded one of the world's leading religion prizes for blending hard science and deep spirituality in his work, a foundation announced Tuesday.The John Templeton Foundation is awarding its 2019 prize to Marcelo Gleiser, who has written books on topics ranging from ...

Desmond Tutu back at home after South African hospital stay

Africa 10/12/18, 03:02

Former South African archbishop Desmond Tutu is recovering at home after being treated at a Cape Town hospital for more than two weeks.The foundation named after the anti-apartheid activist and his wife, Leah, on Friday thanked people who sent messages and prayers for the Nobel laureate's "swift return to his ...

Desmond Tutu spends 87th birthday in a Cape Town hospital

Africa 10/07/18, 06:57

Former South African archbishop Desmond Tutu turned 87 years old in a hospital on Sunday, and birthday greetings poured in for the man once described by Nelson Mandela as "our voice of conscience."Tutu, who has been treated for prostate cancer for many years, was admitted to a Cape Town hospital ...

Tutu urges regulated euthanasia after campaigner’s arrest

News 09/21/18, 08:59

Terminally ill people should have the right to a "dignified assisted death," former South African archbishop Desmond Tutu said Friday, following a murder charge against a local campaigner for the legalization of euthanasia.Lawmakers "should engage, enable and appropriately regulate" the choice of how and when to die for people who ...

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