Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu: In Memoriam Edmond Lee Browning

Posted Jul 15, 2016

Ed Browning was installed as Presiding Bishop a few months before I was elected Archbishop of Cape Town and he retired the year after I did. I could not have wished for a more supportive friend – both personally and of our church – at the height of our struggle against apartheid.

He and Patti witnessed for justice everywhere, whether in South Africa, Palestine, Central America or beyond. I had the privilege of travelling with him, Michael Peers of Canada and Orland Lindsay of the West Indies to Nicaragua and Panama at difficult times for those countries and for their relations with the U.S. He spoke out for justice, peace and democracy superbly and courageously.

I owe so much to so many, not least to dear Ed and Patti. May Ed rest in peace and rise in glory.