Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu Added His Globe-Spanning Voice to the Education Is Not a Crime Campaign

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January 30, 2015


Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the South African social rights activist, anti-apartheid hero, and human rights campaigner, who received the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize, truly needs no introduction. And today His Grace has added his globe-spanning voice to the Education Is Not a Crime campaign:

“The Iranian government says that education is a crime for Baha’is. But I want to tell you that we can change that – we can give voice on their behalf. We can tell the government of Iran, and the world, that banning the Baha’is or any group from higher education is hurting Iran and the Iranian people. Our bitter experience of apartheid demonstrates that discrimination of all types hurts us all. Iran’s government is denying its own people the services of thousands of Baha’i engineers, doctors, and artists, who could help Iran, Iranians and the world.”


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