Archbishop Desmond Tutu to Speak Oct. 13 at Baylor's Ferrell Center

Sept. 13, 1999

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Considered South Africa's voice of conscience during its long struggle against apartheid, Archbishop Desmond Tutu will bring his Nobel Peace Prize-winning message of justice and peace to Baylor University and the Central Texas community during the President's Forum Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. in the Ferrell Center.

Tutu was initially scheduled to give his speech in Waco Hall, but the event has been moved to the Ferrell Center. Tickets will go on sale after 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at the Bill Daniel Student Center ticket office. Ticket prices for floor seats are $20 for faculty and staff and $25 for the general public. Lower arena seating prices are $10 for faculty and staff and $15 for the general public, and upper arena seats are $5 for faculty and staff and $10 for the general public. Student ticket prices will be announced on Sept. 17.

"Desmond Tutu has brought faith to bear on the world political stage and is respected for his desire to bring the good news of the gospel into the reality of the human experience," said Dr. Steve Moore, vice president for student life and co-chairman of the forum planning committee. "As he has continued to do in his career, the Archbishop has encouraged churches to wrestle, even if they don't necessarily agree, with the difficult issues of this age."

During his visit to Baylor University, the Archbishop will meet with student leaders during an early evening reception and will be the guest of honor at a dinner hosted by Baylor President and Mrs. Robert B. Sloan Jr. Tutu also will answer audience questions after his presentation.

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