On Wednesday January 19th at 12.00pm at Derby Cathedral the Very Revd Dr Peter Robinson, Dean of Derby will be joined by members of the local community and faith groups to sign a book of Remembrance for the late Most Reverend Desmond Tutu.
Desmond Tutu was a major voice with impeccable moral convictions who strove to bring about the end of apartheid in South Africa. His voice championed the poor and the oppressed garnering many friends and admirers around the world.
Professor Cecile Wright, Chair of Derby Black Lives Matters comments: “Desmond Tutu showed no fear in rallying people against inequality, institutional racism and oppression. His approach to challenging injustice continues to inspire Derby Black Lives Matters to overcome institutional racism that blights the lives of so many Black people in the city. We invite everyone to reflect on Desmond Tutu’s legacy and do everything they can to create a better world.”
Members of the public are also invited to sign the Book of Remembrance and can do so until the end of January. The Cathedral is open everyday from 11am to 3pm and 1pm to 4pm on Sundays.