Post-Apartheid Reconciliation in South Africa
In May 2009 Georgetown University graduate student Ilan Cooper conducted interviews 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 transitional periods, to evaluate their current role in society, and to consider ways by which they could have a greater impact on their countries. These interviews are part of a larger project that seeks a deeper understanding of the peacebuilding efforts of religious and civil society actors in post-conflict societies: in what activities are religious actors most involved? How does their engagement shape the formation and implementation of such endeavors? By addressing these questions, the interviews provide a valuable resource for teachers, students, and policy professionals seeking a deeper understanding of the contemporary nature and impact of religion on peacebuilding efforts in South Africa.
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