Did you know?

Okay, so I’m a few days late.  But, I didn’t know that March 21 is the “International Day for the Elimination of Racism.”  The date was chosen to mark the anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre that occurred on this day in 1960 in Sharpeville, South Africa.

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Mandela’s Last Supper

Allan Boesak, co- author of Radical Reconciliation: Beyond Political Pietism and Christian Quietism, recently brought this image to my attention.  I  was in attendance at Howard University’s School of Divinity’s 96th Annual Alumni Convocation for which he and Curtiss DeYoung were the guest speakers.  Boesak shared with us his insights on race, South African apartheid […]

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Forgiveness Is Possible

Pumla Gobodo- Madikizela, a coordinator for South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 1996 and a researcher on trauma and healing, reminds us that forgiveness is possible no matter the attrocity on Duke Divinity School’s blog Faith & Leadership.  She shares with us the lessons that she has learned from forgiveness and challenges the belief that the only […]

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