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BUTLER UNIVERSITY- SPRING SEMESTER 2016 (Enroll HERE)

RECONCILIATION, RELIGION AND POLITICS

South Africa’s reconciliation project has been hailed as a model for other countries caught in situations of serious conflict on the African continent as well as elsewhere. Driven by the famous words from Archbishop Desmund Tutu, “There can be no reconciliation without forgiveness, and without forgiveness there is no future.”

This course examines the unique characteristics and dynamics of South Africa’s post-apartheid reconciliation project, its political and religious dimensions, and its impact on social, political, and religious life. Course additionally explores the religious and political dimensions of reconciliation, forgiveness, reparation, restitution, amnesty, asking whether South Africa’s model might be applicable elsewhere.

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