Post-Apartheid Reconciliation in South Africa
Georgetown University graduate student Ilan Cooper conducted interviews in May 2009 in Mozambique as part of an ongoing research initiative at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. The aim of these interviews was to assess the role of religious actors in South Africa’s...
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Peacebuilding Practitioners Interview Series
We know very little about the role of religion in conflict situations and peacebuilding efforts. Religion intersects with other economic, social, political and other factors in complex ways. And faith communities are often arrayed on different sides of the same issue. In order to learn more about...
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AT THE CENTER
Fanie Du Toit
Fanie du Toit is the executive director of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation and is heavily involved in trying to assess the possible sources of reconciliation in South Africa. His current work is focused on trying to deepen the levels of societal reconciliation in the country and attempting to devise means by which the country can move on from its turbulent past. In the past he was also a minister of the Dutch Reformed Church and thus has a unique perspective of the internal dynamics of this Afrikaner church. He was also a member of the first religious group, organized from Stellenbosch University, to make a presentation to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission; though made on behalf of the Dutch Reformed Church, the denomination ultimately distanced itself from the report and made its own milder confession.
A Discussion with Fanie Du Toit of IJR on the Role of the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa’s History
May 22, 2009
Background: As part of the Peacebuilding Practitioners Interview Series, Ilan Cooper interviewed Fanie du Toit, who is currently the executive director of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation and is heavily involved in trying to assess the possible sources of reconciliation in South...