Tag: apartheid

  • Wounded-Priest-FEAT

    “The greatest passport I have personally to work across the world is what I’ve lost,” says Father Michael Lapsley, who lost both hands in an assassination attempt. “When people see me, they know I’ve suffered loss, and even though their loss may be very different, they’re still able to identify.” More

    July 11, 2014 | Comments

  • feat-mandela-800-2

    The first democratically elected president of South Africa died this week at the age of 95. We look back at the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, who led the movement to end apartheid peacefully. More

    December 6, 2013 | Comments

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    Sixteen years after a mostly peaceful transition and elections that brought Nelson Mandela to power, the verdict on South Africa is decidedly mixed. More

    July 2, 2010 | Comments

  • thumb01-tutu

    “Hoping against hope even when things are really rough—that’s what carried us during our days of our struggle, knowing that this is a moral universe.” More

    July 2, 2010 | Comments

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    South Africa's retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his nonviolent opposition to apartheid. He remains a charismatic leader and South Africa's premier symbol of moral authority. Tutu later chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the official body that brought to light the atrocities of apartheid on both sides, hoping truth would heal bitterness.

    October 16, 1998 | Comments