GirlTrek's Black History Bootcamp

Prayer Edition | Day 20 | Bishop Tutu

November 03, 2020 Morgan Dixon + Vanessa Garrison Season 3 Episode 20
GirlTrek's Black History Bootcamp
Prayer Edition | Day 20 | Bishop Tutu
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GirlTrek's Black History Bootcamp
Prayer Edition | Day 20 | Bishop Tutu
Nov 03, 2020 Season 3 Episode 20
Morgan Dixon + Vanessa Garrison

We watched him forgive, for all of us.

Today, Bishop Tutu is 89 years old and is still changing the moral climate of the world. 

In 1996, this spiritual titan - who is a survivor of Apartheid -  proceeded over the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings.  Together, we listened to gruesome stories of torture and unthinkable confessions of death squads.  The entire concept was radical - truth for freedom.  Let go of retribution to restore justice. Bring mass healing for all.It was a master class.

Bishop Tutu received a Nobel Peace Prize.  Yes.  But more than his achievements,  I am struck by his laugher.  It's brilliant.  And after a lifetime of resistance to the repression and violence of Apartheid, his laughter proves that there is a God.  Some of the most beautiful moments in the last decade are between Bishop Tutu and the Dalai Lama.  The two men charged with smiling eyes, praying hands, and foot-stomping laughter, show us the bounty of spiritual enlightenment.

We are humbled to honor this living legend.  His daughter, Rev. Naomi Tutu will join us today live.


Join GirlTrek’s Black History Bootcamp - The Prayer Edition at blackhistorybootcamp.com to receive specially curated emails with prayers, survival tips, speeches + dedicated songs to listen to for each episode. Together we will discover the stories of 21 spiritual warriors.


Disclaimer: We do not own the rights to the music or speech excerpt played during this broadcast. Original content can be found here:

Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrica - Gospel Train:
https://open.spotify.com/track/5HiC1rsHmXbrh5zy7cG5LS?si=sJpd8UeIQr6v1Mop6BAp5A

Forgiveness: "What do you do to forgive someone?" - Archbishop Desmond Tutu:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo2LGGqtjqM&feature=youtu.be

Bo Noo Ni - Joe Mettle:
https://open.spotify.com/track/7eirw5Zy1bUWOka5g2HWrb?si=847jZABmSrmkRP1NNzuxBQ

Show Notes

We watched him forgive, for all of us.

Today, Bishop Tutu is 89 years old and is still changing the moral climate of the world. 

In 1996, this spiritual titan - who is a survivor of Apartheid -  proceeded over the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings.  Together, we listened to gruesome stories of torture and unthinkable confessions of death squads.  The entire concept was radical - truth for freedom.  Let go of retribution to restore justice. Bring mass healing for all.It was a master class.

Bishop Tutu received a Nobel Peace Prize.  Yes.  But more than his achievements,  I am struck by his laugher.  It's brilliant.  And after a lifetime of resistance to the repression and violence of Apartheid, his laughter proves that there is a God.  Some of the most beautiful moments in the last decade are between Bishop Tutu and the Dalai Lama.  The two men charged with smiling eyes, praying hands, and foot-stomping laughter, show us the bounty of spiritual enlightenment.

We are humbled to honor this living legend.  His daughter, Rev. Naomi Tutu will join us today live.


Join GirlTrek’s Black History Bootcamp - The Prayer Edition at blackhistorybootcamp.com to receive specially curated emails with prayers, survival tips, speeches + dedicated songs to listen to for each episode. Together we will discover the stories of 21 spiritual warriors.


Disclaimer: We do not own the rights to the music or speech excerpt played during this broadcast. Original content can be found here:

Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrica - Gospel Train:
https://open.spotify.com/track/5HiC1rsHmXbrh5zy7cG5LS?si=sJpd8UeIQr6v1Mop6BAp5A

Forgiveness: "What do you do to forgive someone?" - Archbishop Desmond Tutu:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo2LGGqtjqM&feature=youtu.be

Bo Noo Ni - Joe Mettle:
https://open.spotify.com/track/7eirw5Zy1bUWOka5g2HWrb?si=847jZABmSrmkRP1NNzuxBQ