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PTR 2018 Excursion: Cape Town, South Africa

In 2018, the Amsterdam Centre for Religion and Peace and Justice Studies traveled with the Master Specialization: Peace, Trauma, and Religion to Cape Town, South Africa. Twenty years ago, South Africa led the world into a new way of doing conflict resolution on a societal scale by implementing a process of truth telling and reconciliation. Twenty years later the first generation post-Apartheid are now adults, and they are reflecting on the legacy of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Once again, South Africa is leading the world in how to deal with the legacy of a project that did a lot of good, but also left much undone. The ACRPJ and PTR spent a week in Cape Town learning about the history and legacy of Apartheid in Cape Town and what remains to be done for justice and reconciliation with Cape Town.

 

Upon returning to the Netherlands, the students wrote a report on their reflections from the excursion. To read this report please click here.

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