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And Zaccheus remained in the tree : reconciliation and justice and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

dc.contributor.authorBoesak, A.
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-07T08:40:24Z
dc.date.available2012-02-07T08:40:24Z
dc.date.issued2008-03
dc.identifier.citationBoesak, A. 2008. And Zaccheus remained in the tree : reconciliation and justice and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Verbum et Ecclesia, 28(3), 636-654 , doi:10.4102/ve.v29i3.40.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1609-9982 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2074-7705(online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.4102/ve.v29i3.40
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/19590
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.ve.org.za
dc.description.abstractSouth Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has been praised the world over for its work and its example is being followed by many countries, in Africa especially. In South Africa the TRC has raised hopes and expectations that went beyond the TRC’s functionality within the framework of South Africa’s political settlement and its legal mandate given by Parliament. This contribution argues that there is growing disillusionment with the work of the TRC especially among black communities and that one of the major flaws of the TRC rests in its failure to link reconciliation with justice. Justice here must not be understood within the strict legal terms that some have applied to the work of the TRC but rather from within the expectations created by the TRC itself through its own insistence that its work should be seen as a Christian endeavour. This failure has a direct bearing on the situation South Africa finds itself in today, and the author argues that a return to an understanding of reconciliation that presupposes justice will help address one of the most critical issues in our social, political and theological discourse today.en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorshipVerbum et Ecclesia
dc.format.extent19 p.
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherAosis OpenJournalsen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectTruth and Reconciliation Commissionen_ZA
dc.subjectTRCen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth Africa. Truth and Reconciliation Commissionen_ZA
dc.subjectReconciliation -- Political aspects -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectJusticeen_ZA
dc.subjectChristian endeavouren_ZA
dc.subjectSocial, political and theological discourseen_ZA
dc.titleAnd Zaccheus remained in the tree : reconciliation and justice and the Truth and Reconciliation Commissionen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderAuthor holds the copyrighten_ZA


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