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Courtesy and Respecting Freedom

‘I was 8 when I first met Trevor Huddleston.  It was in Johannesburg. My mother worked in a hostel for the blind.  I was amazed. This tall cleric in flowing cassock, doffed his hat to my mother – that was a courtesy rarely extended to blacks by whites.  I just wanted to thank God for this wonderful person who made us blacks realise that not all whites were the same.’

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

‘ … we are not truly free if we are taking away someone else’s freedom.  To be free is not just to cast off one’s own chains but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.’

Nelson Mandela

Tony is a Superintendent Methodist Minister, broadcaster and author. He is a radio presenter with Premier Christian Radio and a regular contributor to BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought (5.45 am). Tony is married with two children and four grandchildren.

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