The Truth and Reconciliation challenge

The International Correspondent: Journalism for Peace (Peace Pursuit)

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/stories-42993999/the-truth-and-reconciliation-challenge

When the apartheid regime was overthrown in South Africa, the problem of how to deal with the past remained.

After so many years of brutality, would punishing historic crimes against humanity threaten the future peace of the new Rainbow Nation?

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission aimed to help South Africans bear the burden of their racist history. Judge Sisi Khampepe shares her memories of serving on it.

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Groundbreaking Strategy for Forgiveness That Will Change Your Life!

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When dealing with forgiveness, we are so stuck in the past, that we forget our future. We are so busy thinking about how much they hurt us, we don’t focus on what we really want from the person. To truly release them, you have to get out of revenge mode, and ask yourself what do you really want them to do to make amends for what they’ve done. Forgiveness has to eventually lead to closure. You can’t just keep Dancing around it. Closure allows you to move forward. You have to be honest with yourself when you ask this question. Do you want just an genuine sorry, do you want financial compensation, or for them to just change thire ways? If so, are you sure this is what you really want, and are you putting realistic expectations on the other person? Sometimes after someone has hurt us, we put extra pressure…

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Forgiveness Secrets Revealed: You no Longer Have to be a Victim to it!

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Faint not! I have more useful information on forgiveness for you!  Forgiveness is very hard. And I know this personally. And when someone has really hurt you, the last thing you want to hear is, ” forgive them!” The thought of letting them off the hook usually makes our skin crawl. But it’s our misconceptions about forgiveness that hinder our progress. It’s NOT FOR THEM, BUT US! IT’S NOT TO FORGET, BUT TO RELEASE THEM SO WE CAN MOVE ON AND LIVE HAPPY LIVES! You have to release the anger to heal. One of the less popular ways, but very useful ways, is to examine their psychology. What is thire deep train of thought and emotions? What is the real reason they did what they did? If you put your anger aside, and examine them, you’ll find that people that hurt others have a lot of embedded pain themselves. If…

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Beyond Forgiving : Two South Africans Share Their Story of Healing

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marina-cantacuzino/beyond-forgiving_b_5272233.html

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St James Church Massacre – Cape Town, South Africa, as relayed by Frank Retief

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This dramatic and very sad event on Third Avenue, Kenilworth in in the very dark days of 1993 had quite a bit of meaning to and in my own ‘little’ life.

 

https://wemustnothate.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/the-night-of-the-storm-st-james-church-massacre-cape-town-south-africa-as-relayed-by-frank-retief/

https://seedsofhatetobondsoflove.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/st-james-church-massacre-cape-town-south-africa-as-relayed-by-frank/

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https://sharefaith.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/st-james-church-massacre-cape-town-south-africa-as-relayed-by-frank/

 

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“Don’t shed blood, shed hatred.”

– Indira Gandhi (former Prime Minister of India)

from http://peacepursuit.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/dont-shed-blo/

 

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The Religious and Spiritual Beliefs of Nelson Mandela – World Religion News

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Chris Herbert, Amputee Soldier, Nails Why Blaming All Muslims For ISIS Is Ridiculous In Facebook Post

I (We) Must Not Hate!

A British soldier who had his leg blown off by a bomb while serving in Iraq has taken the internet by storm after his Facebook post attacking Islamophobia went viral.

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/12/10/europe/amputee-soldier-muslim-facebook-donald-trump/

and

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/12/08/amputee-soldier-chris-herbert-muslims-facebook_n_8752840.html

“Don’t shed blood…shed hatred.”

= Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minster of India

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