No Future Without Forgiveness

Author(s): Desmond Tutu


This is Archbishop Desmond Tutu's personal account of his experience as head of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. This Commission was a pioneering international experiment to expose many of the worst atrocities committed under apartheid, whereby those most at fault could receive an amnesty in exchange for public disclosure of the truth about their crimes. It was also an unusual attempt to rehabilitate the dignity of the victims and, as such, deeply rooted in the African concept of humanity. But this extraordinary book will be much more than the story of the Commission - it will also broaden the debate on the merits of reconciliation after conflict to the international level. Tutu will make observations based on visits to, and experience of, Northern Ireland, the Middle East, Dachau concentration camp and Rwanda - and argue that war crimes trials do not necessarily lay the basis for healing. Rather, what is needed are three key steps in a programme of reconciliation- confession and repentance; forgiveness and restitution. It is this broader canvas that will ensure the book is a major seller in many markets.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780385496902
  • : The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • : Image
  • : 0.249476
  • : October 2000
  • : .79 Inches X 5.49 Inches X 8.17 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Desmond Tutu
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 968.06/5
  • : 304