Friday, April 22, 2011

Wk 4 Reading

In this weeks reading I was touched by the story of truth and reconciliation. In South Africa the Truth and Reconciliation Committee was established for people to explain to the government the atrocities they have committed toward other human beings. Sort of a way to justify what they did or it can also be viewed as a confession. Each person who would speak would tell their story of what happened and prove that they were mandated by the government to do what they were told to do. This committee helped form a movement in this society. A movement that keeps the people moving forward and work as a community.
I strongly believe that when people work together changes can occur much more quickly than when it is just one person trying to make the change. I suppose that is why they always say that two heads are better than one.

1 comment:

  1. We too often hide behind our differences and expect faceless governments to do what we need to do for ourselves, face-to-face, those wronged with those who were in the wrong. That is usually not the case and we stay hidden pointing fingers and so racial and social crimes go on, generation after generation, whether between tribes in South Africa or latino gangs in LA. So sad.