CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

July 10, 2008

KEEPING PEACE IN SOUTH AFRICA Part 2

On April 24, 2005, I was privileged to attend the Myers Lecture at the Church of the Savior United Methodist Church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio (I happened to be in the community for my grandson’s birthday). The guest speaker was the Rev. Peter Storey, a renowned peace advocate and former Methodist bishop of South Africa. The following is taken from his notes, which he so graciously gave me.
This is the second of a three-part article. To read Part 1 click on  KEEPING PEACE IN SOUTH AFRICA Part 1 .  It explains how peace after apartheid was accomplished. The third part,
KEEPING PEACE IN SOUTH AFRICA Part 3 speaks about the 2008 Lake Junaluska Peace Conference.

The question still remained: HOW SHOULD SOUTH AFRICA COUNTRY DEAL WITH ITS (APARTHEID) PAST?

There were so many persons involved in the culture of apartheid, guilty of its sins. How should the guilty be dealt with?

There were options.

Prosecute and punish? The number of guilty persons would make this difficult, as would (more…)

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