Tutu Travel Seminar January 2019

(photo by Sumaya Hisham)

Tutu Travel Seminar

The General Theological Seminary (GTS) and the Desmond Tutu Center present a Travel Seminar to train seminarians, clergy and laity to spread the good news about one of the best missions coming out of the leadership of the Anglican Communion in the 20th and 21st centuries: A Christian Spirituality of Restorative Justice.  The content of the Travel Seminar focuses both on how Desmond Tutu’s witness of restorative justice and theological concept of Ubuntu provide tools for peacemaking for the 21st century.  Taught by Professor Michael Battle, Herbert Thompson Chair of Church and Society and Director of the Desmond Tutu Center

January 9-16, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa • To register for the course, please visit: general learners registration. Register there for a travel course (i.e., pay the $500 deposit).  Fill out the information necessary for payment and include the South African Travel Seminar as you check out of the electronic shopping cart (write this in the comment section). The GTS Registrar will email you information regarding final payment and academic course credits. If you have any questions please email: registrar@gts.edu

Students may get course credit for this South African Travel Seminar . For university or seminary students this Travel Seminar will cost $2800; For GTS students, $2700; for laity or clergy the cost is $2500; and for GTS Alumni, using their 2018 discount, the cost is only $2350. Although the enrollment for this travel seminar is limited, clergy and laity are welcome to attend and may be eligible for continuing education credit as well.

Included in the cost of the Travel Seminar Fee:

  • Accommodations
• Breakfast and dinner daily
• Sight Seeing and Touring (e.g., Robben Island, Township, etc)
• Lectures
•Meeting with Archbishop Tutu (health permitting) and other spiritual, church and political leaders


  • Responsibility of participant. (Note that airfare is in addition to the Travel Seminar fee). Airfare to Cape Town can be relatively inexpensive if purchased in advance.

For more information contact:

Professor Michael Battle

The General Theological Seminary

440 West 21st street

New York, NY10011

Cell# 626-993-5384