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

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dc.contributor.author Boesak, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-07T08:40:24Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-07T08:40:24Z
dc.date.issued 2008-03
dc.identifier.citation Boesak, 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.issn 1609-9982 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2074-7705(online)
dc.identifier.other doi:10.4102/ve.v29i3.40
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/19590
dc.description The original publication is available at http://www.ve.org.za
dc.description.abstract South 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.sponsorship Verbum et Ecclesia
dc.format.extent 19 p.
dc.language.iso en_ZA en_ZA
dc.publisher Aosis OpenJournals en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Truth and Reconciliation Commission en_ZA
dc.subject TRC en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa. Truth and Reconciliation Commission en_ZA
dc.subject Reconciliation -- Political aspects -- South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Justice en_ZA
dc.subject Christian endeavour en_ZA
dc.subject Social, political and theological discourse en_ZA
dc.title And Zaccheus remained in the tree : reconciliation and justice and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.description.version Publisher's version en_ZA
dc.rights.holder Author holds the copyright en_ZA


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