South African, Anglican Priest, Civil Rights Activist. He was active throughout the Aparteid Era in his country. He showed the way to non-violent, yet very vocal resistance to the injustice that dominated the society he lived in.
He was a partner to Nelson Mandela (another person from who much can still be learned).
He was a kindred spirit to The Dalai Lama. Conversations between them were filled with insight and wisdom…and also humor…!