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Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The Real Cost of Corruption, Incompetence and Impunity in Kenya.

Washington Osiro | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

Days after a six-story apartment building collapsed in Huruma -- killing scores, injuring hundreds and causing millions in damages -- President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the arrest of one Samuel Kamau, the (building's) owner.

Answering A Mother's Prayer this Mother's Day

Beth Murphy | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Beth Murphy

This Mother's Day, as millions of children, from babies to adults, share brunches and dinners and breakfasts in bed with their moms, Sandy White Hawk ...

Why America Needs a Truth Commission on Violence Against African-American Women

Amrita Kapur | Posted 04.25.2016 | Black Voices
Amrita Kapur

The Black Women's Blueprint TRC mission is as compelling as it is timely. It will examine the history (traced back to slavery), context, causes, chronology, and consequence of rape and sexual assault on women of African descent.

Confronting Attawapiskat's PTSD: The Painful Trauma of Spiritual Disconnection

Kim Samuel | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Kim Samuel

The tragic events that unfolded this month in the Attawapiskat First Nation in Northern Ontario are prompting soul-searching as well as sorrow; intros...

The Radical Work of Healing: Fania and Angela Davis on a New Kind of Civil Rights Activism

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 03.29.2016 | Black Voices
Sarah van Gelder

"Self-care and healing and attention to the body and the spiritual dimension--all of this is now a part of radical social justice struggles." Angela...

Assassin of Mandela's likely successor to walk streets of the democratic South Africa for the first time

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 03.11.2016 | World
Stefan Simanowitz

On the afternoon of the 10th April, 1993 anti-apartheid leader Chris Hani pulled up out outside his home in Boksburg, a quiet suburb of Johannesburg. ...

South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

ADST | Posted 11.17.2015 | World
ADST

This account was compiled from an interview by ADST in 2009 with Monica Joyi, who worked for the TRC Media Office from 1996-1997.

The Ferguson Truth Initiative: Building on the Legacies of South Africa and Greensboro

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2015 | Black Voices
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

Both initiatives demonstrate the bold, grassroots commitments of U.S. citizens acting from places of integrity, love and faith -- without government funding or backing, to support the rights of fellow citizens to live free of violence based on the color of their skin.

Pray for the Person Who Holds the Weapon

Desmond Tutu | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

Violence can never engender peace. Still, I will always pray for the person who holds the weapon, pray that this person finds compassion and recognizes the humanity he or she shares with the person who may be at the other end of that weapon's sights.

CDC or CPC (Center for People Control)?

Francis Levy | Posted 08.14.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Is it easier to control a disease than a person? There are some diseases which don't respond to anything and simply progress along their deadly course. But most diseases respond to medicines.

A Letter From a White South African to White America

Bronwyn Lea | Posted 06.19.2016 | Impact
Bronwyn Lea

I've been watching #blacklivesmatter trend on Twitter: grief and outrage and opinions from every corner. And, as someone who grew up in Apartheid South Africa, this all feels eerily familiar. I listen to people talk and think I remember, and I recognize that.

A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.13.2016 | World
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Joseph Braude

A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.

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Canada Just Confronted Its 'Cultural Genocide' Of Native People. Why Can't The U.S. Do the Same?

HuffingtonPost.com | Julian Brave NoiseCat | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics

My grandmother still recalls the day when the Indian agent came to the Canim Lake Indian Reserve in British Columbia, Canada, to round up the children...

Truth and Dignity for All, Even Our Enemies

Paul Seils | Posted 05.24.2015 | World
Paul Seils

The pursuit of the truth is not a second-best option in the absence of other remedies: It is the most basic requirement of taking seriously the dignity of victims.

Political Pardons Would Damage the Legacy of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Paul Seils | Posted 05.06.2015 | World
Paul Seils

President Zuma should make the climb to the moral high ground currently occupied by the victims. From there he may see more clearly the values that are needed to build the nation.

The Senate Torture Report as a Truth Commission

Roger Alford | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Roger Alford

We are beginning to understand the truth of what happened. Our souls are heavy as we learn of the silent, hidden past. Eventually we will pursue more than just truth.

Breakfast With the Archbishop -- A Q&A With Desmond Tutu

Rio Helmi | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Rio Helmi

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was recently in Bali on a stopover. I had breakfast with him shortly after Jokowi's status as Indonesia's president elect was upheld by the constitutional court.

CIA Torture Cover-up: The U.S. Cannot Run From Its Legacy of Torture Any More

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Torture is never justified and is always and everywhere morally wrong. The fact that a majority of Americans still don't get that is a great moral catastrophe and one that must be faced directly.

Nelson Mandela and Saths Cooper: Two Generations of Anti-apartheid Activists Share a Prison Cell Block and Become a President

Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. | Posted 02.15.2014 | World
Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D.

The name Sathasivian Cooper may not be as famous internationally as that of Nelson Rohihlhla Mandela, but the younger man fondly called "Saths" and the older man affectionately nicknamed "Madiba" (meaning "troublemaker") were both rebels and anti-apartheid activists.

Joseph and Mandela: Exemplars of Reconciliation (Vayehi, Genesis 47:28-50:26)

Rabbi Toba Spitzer | Posted 02.10.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Toba Spitzer

Those lofty goals are far from being met in South Africa, or here in the U.S., for that matter. Mandela's legacy to us is to hold out the greater vision of reconciliation, a dream of justice grounded in a profound faith in the human capacity to change.

Nelson Mandela, Forgiveness and Brothers and Sisters

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 12.09.2013 | Impact
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

How did he do it? How did he see stars instead of bars while in prison? Apartheid, suffering, and twenty-seven years of imprisonment did not stop him from leading a nation through a process of truth and reconciliation.

My Heroes Are Dying!

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The examples and lessons of the heroes that emerged at the end of the last century are more relevant than ever to the real and projected fears, threats, and challenges facing us in this one.

A Letter to Malcolm in Prison on the Death of Mandella

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

Malcolm, we know that South Africa continues to face its own struggles and that the United States is not a post-racial society, not when with "The New Jim Crow" such a large percentage of black men are incarcerated.

Mandela's Legacy: Teaching Ubuntu

Ken Brack | Posted 02.05.2014 | Education
Ken Brack

I am a former teacher turned full-time writer and one day hope to return to the classroom. If I could inspire high school students to discover and apply one huge and empowering achievement of our time, I would point them to South Africa.

Growing Up With Nelson Mandela

John K. Herr | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
John K. Herr

Nelson Mandela deserves a place of honor with the dissidents and dreamers who knocked down the Berlin Wall and defeated the Soviet Union. And I am honored to have grown up watching it happen.