Category forgiveness

Success Story from South Africa: Nelson Mandela, Advocate for Human Rights and Social Justice

BONUS POST: I have featured many Mandela Washington Fellows on this site, but not their namesake. This post is long overdue. Nelson Rolihlahla “Madiba” Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in Mthatha (formerly Umtata) in the Union of South Africa. Initially he grew up with his two sisters. When his father passed away when […]

Success Story from South Africa: A Review of Tutu & Tutu’s The Book of Forgiving

When South Africa transitioned to majority rule in 1994 and Nelson Mandela took on the presidency many questioned whether the country could peacefully transition to a post-apartheid state. A main way in which South Africa sought to move forward was the establishment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in 1995. In 1996 the TRC […]