No Future Without Forgiveness

No Future Without Forgiveness

eBook - 1999
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Random House, Inc.
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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Baker & Taylor
The Nobel Prize-winner and former Archbishop of Capetown, South Africa, shares a profound message of forgiveness and hope that argues that, to move effectively forward into the future, one must recognize and forgive the horrors of the past to in order to achieve true reconciliation.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c1999
ISBN: 9780307566287
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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