The establishment of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission
was a pioneering international event. Never had any country sought to
move forward from despotism to democracy both by exposing the atrocities
committed in the past and achieving reconciliation with its former
oppressors. At the center of this unprecedented attempt at healing a
nation has been Archbishop Desmond Tutu, whom President Nelson Mandela
named as Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. With the
final report of the Commission just published, Archbishop Tutu offers
his reflections on the profound wisdom he has gained by helping usher
South Africa through this painful experience.
In No Future Without Forgiveness,
Tutu argues that true reconciliation cannot be achieved by denying the
past. But nor ...
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