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Religion and Reconciliation in South Africa
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Religion and Reconciliation in South Africa

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Audrey R. Chapman and Bernard Spong editors

RELIGION AND RECONCILIATION IN SOUTH AFRICA provides the perspectives of thirty-three leaders from a wide range of faiths whose views were sought on the success of South Africa's post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Under the direction of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the TRC was mandated to "promote national unity and reconciliation in a spirit of understanding which transcends the conflict and divisions of the past."
In-depth interviews with these leaders directed them to consider the concept of reconciliation and the differences and similarities between religious and political approaches to this issue. They were asked to look at the role that forgiveness plays in this process and the appropriate function of religious representatives. Finally, they assessed the contributions and limitations of the TRC and discussed what initiatives contemporary religious communities are taking to promote reconciliation among their members and a wider society.
The book provides a unique resource for those interested in the process through which parties in a divided society can work toward reconciliation. In particular, it points to the roles religious leaders can play and offers a case study of how theory can be applied to real situations, often with surprising results.


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