Category - reconciliation

  • March 22, 2011

    Is reconciliation realistic? Is it possible to reconcile groups with diverse or contradictory experiences and understanding of the world? The answer to this question depends on what we accept as “realistic”, says Andrew Suderman What is the true story that is being told? The Christian message is that it is ultimately God who reconciles, not us. Our task is to align ourselves with God's action in this respect.

  • July 17, 2010

    Korean and Japanese Christians in Japan have said they want to work for reconciliation in marking the 100th anniversary of Japan's colonisation of Korea.

  • July 6, 2010

    The idea of reconciliation has deep roots in Judaism, Christianity, Islam and other faiths, says the director of a new research programme on religion and peacebuilding.

  • April 5, 2010

    Muslims in the troubled region of Darfur are working with Christians to build a church in Southern Sudan as a symbol of peace and solidarity.

  • March 10, 2010

    Seeing the report today in the Times about church leaders in Camberley who have joined together to protest against plans for a mosque near the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, I was reminded of a similar situation which was handled rather differently by a group of Christians in a rather more tense situation in Northern Ireland.

  • March 2, 2010

    Desmond Tutu and nine other former heads or members of national truth commissions, have urged Bethuel Kiplagat to resign as the head of Kenya's Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission.

  • July 8, 2009

    Destructive division and disunity among Christians, not least evangelicals, is not merely a 'church matter', says David Coffey. It is a counter-witness which contributes to terrible division and sometimes violence in the world.

  • June 4, 2009

    A former minister of police in South Africa's apartheid regime has again washed the feet of people he says he wronged while head of one of the most feared arms of the State - but this time they were apartheid's 'foot soldiers' themselves.

  • April 29, 2009

    Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has flown to the Solomon Islands to launch a Truth and Reconciliation Commission, modelled on the body he chaired in South Africa to tackle crimes and injustices under the former the apartheid regime.

  • February 26, 2009

    The contribution and role of churches in reconciliation processes around the world has been highlighted by an international panel of experts at a public hearing held in Geneva, Switzerland.