HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Archbishop Desmond Tutu is called the social conscience of South Africa. At The Cathedral of Saint Andrew Thursday the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate said the world is starving for good news.
"You write about the conflict and all of the awful things. But there are so many good things in the world," he said.
Along with Nelson Mandela, Tutu was a key figure in bringing down segregation that plagued South Africa. He chaired the committee on apartheid crimes. Forgiveness remains one of his favorite topics.
"You can forgive even when the perpetrator doesn't ask for forgiveness. You untie yourself. You free yourself from being the victim," he said.
Tutu, 80, said he's upset racism still exists in America. But he's encouraged by what he has seen.
"And yet, despite all of that, you have been able to produce a black man going into the White House," he said.