Global Witness Experience: Information Session

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Truth & Reconciliation in South Africa

Travel with parishioners from the Basilica of Saint 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, contact Janice Andersen or call 612.317.3477