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Published by Templeton Foundation Press in West Conshohocken .
Written in English


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ISBN 101932031529, 1599470152

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When Apartheid ended in with the first democratic elections in South Africa, the task of facilitating healing and reconciliation was brought to church leaders for implementation. A ground-breaking process, called the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) 8, was rolled out across South Africa under the leadership of Archbishop Tutu. Religion and Reconciliation in South Africa: Voices of Religious Leaders Bernard Spong, Audrey R. Chapman Postapartheid South Africa's efforts to come to terms with its past, particularly its Truth and Reconciliation Commission's emphasis on forgiveness and reconciliation, is of special interest to many in the world community. The bulk of this book is made up of accounts of the interviews with leaders in a variety of religious communities in South Africa. These accounts are sandwiched between an introduction to issues of religion and reconciliation in South Africa at the beginning and two essays of analysis and reflection on the issues at the end. This book examines the ambiguous role that Christianity played in South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). It has two objectives: to analyse the role Christianity played in the TRC and to highlight certain consequences that may be instructive to future international conflict resolution by:

This book examines the ambiguous role that Christianity played in South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). It has two objectives: to analyse the role Christianity played in the TRC and to highlight certain consequences that may be instructive to future international conflict resolution processes. Religion and conflict resolution is an area of significant importance. Post-apartheid South Africa’s efforts to come to terms with its past, particularly its Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s emphasis on forgiveness and reconciliation, is of special interest to many in the world community. : Religion and Conflict Resolution: Christianity and South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission () by Shore, Megan and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great Range: $ - $ This book examines the ambiguous role that Christianity played in South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). It has two objectives: to analyse the role Christianity played in the TRC and to highlight certain consequences that may.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published by Pennsylvania: Templeton Foundation Press. Description: x, pages ; 23 cm. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: x, pages ; 23 cm: Contents: Introduction: religion and reconciliation in South Africa / Audrey R. Chapman --Part I. Interviews --Protestants --Roman Catholics --African indigenous churches --Orthodox --jewish --Muslim --Other religious traditions --Part and perspectives --The role of the church in . The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was a court-like restorative justice body assembled in South Africa after the end of apartheid. Witnesses who were identified as victims of gross human rights violations were invited to give statements about their experiences, and some were selected for public on: South Africa. This book brings together a unique combination of experts in the area of conflict resolution and focuses on the role forgiveness can play in the process. It deals with the theology, public policy, psychological and social theory, and social policy implementation of forgiveness. The first section of the book explores how ideas like "forgiveness" and "reconciliation" are moving out from 4/5(1).