South African foundation named after Nobel laureate Tutu urges compassion for refugees

September 9, 2015 1:28 PM

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JOHANNESBURG – Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu's foundation says refugees fleeing to Europe from conflicts in Syria and elsewhere deserve to be treated as "equals."

The foundation said Tuesday that people may feel moved by the plight of the refugees, but tend to disavow them when called upon to share with those who look different and have different cultural and religious beliefs.

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