No Future Without Forgiveness
"The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa has put the spotlight on all of us...In its hearings Desmond Tutu has conveyed our common pain and sorrow, our hope and confidence in the future."
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 is it easy to reconcile when a nation "looks the beast in the eye." Rather than repeat platitudes about forgiveness, he presents a bold spirituality that recognizes the horrors people can inflict upon one another, and yet retains a sense of idealism about reconciliation. With a clarity of pitch born out of decades of experience, Tutu shows readers how to move forward with honesty and compassion to build a newer and more humane world.
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Review: No Future Without ForgivenessUser Review - Karen - Goodreads
This book needs to be required reading. Forgiving is an enormous challenge for most if us. Revenge comes so much easier. However, forgiveness is a must do, unless we want to remain hopelessly and depressingly stuck in the past. Excellent book. We need more Desmond Tutu people in this world. Read full review
Review: No Future Without ForgivenessUser Review - Laura - Goodreads
Like many here I found that the book could have been better organised. But after the first chapters, I told myself who cares? Tutu is a preacher and repetitions are part and parcel of his profession's ... Read full review
NUREMBERG OR NATIONAL
WHAT ABOUT JUSTICE?
WE DO WANT TO FORGIVE
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