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What do we tell our Children? The Work of the Centre for Ubuntu in Cape Town (formerly the Religious Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission)

Kayser, Undine
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) Research report written for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Capetown. Downloaded 8 June 2004.

The Centre for Ubuntu (formerly the Religious Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission) is one of the initiatives that shaped and accompanied the process of truth and reconciliation in the Western Cape of South Africa. Originally a response of local faith communities to the South African process of transition, this initiative or campaign eventually became an organization operating as a parallel platform to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) work. In this paper, Undine Kayser reports on research into the creation process of this initiative, the intervention activities, and subsequent changes in the initiative since its formation in 1994. The paper covers the history of the Religious Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the formation of the Centre for Ubuntu, and key themes and activities of the operation of this initiative.


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