Global Witness Experience

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:00pm to Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 12:00pm

Travel with parishioners from the Basilica of St. Mary to visit sites associated with South Africa’s remarkable transformation to democracy under the leadership of former President Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Learn about the theological rationales that were used by the Dutch Reformed Churches in South Africa to justify apartheid, and learn about how Black Liberation Theology, alongside public protest, economic divestment, and works of artistic resistance, served to dismantle apartheid. Bear witness to continuing human rights abuses.

Along the way, play with penguins, touch the western-most southern tip of Africa, and taste some of South Africa’s famous wines. For more information about this immersion trip, call 612.317.3477.