Second in a Series

    Lecture Explores Conflict and Reconciliation

    More than two decades after the end of apartheid in South Africa, this session will explore the prospects of reconciliation. The focus will be on ethnic and religious conflicts, which impede the development of civil society in South Africa and other parts of Africa today.

    Does Reconciliation Actually Happen?

    blue  Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    blue  Howard L. Shrott Center for the Arts at Butler University
         4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208

    blue  Admission is free

    This is the second of five public seminars on Religion and Reconciliation in Global Perspective co-sponsored by the Desmond Tutu Center for Peace, Reconciliation and Global Justice, and Butler University’s Center for Faith and Vocation Seminar on Religion and World Civilization.



    The Desmond Tutu Center for Peace, Reconciliation and Global Justice, a joint project of Christian Theological Seminary and Butler University, promotes the legacy of Archbishop Desmond Tutu with his holistic understanding of reconciliation grounded in justice, human dignity, and social transformation.

    The Seminar of Religion and World Civilization is a program of the Center for Faith and Vocation at Butler University, promoting understanding of interfaith and intercultural relations through the discussion of religious issues in global perspectives.




    Keynote Speaker Charles Villa-Vicencio is a Visiting Professor of the Conflict Resolution Program of Georgetown University. A theologian and former Methodist minister, Villa-Vicencio focuses his research and activism on transitional justice and reconciliation. From 1996 to 1998, he served as National Research Director of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

     Allan Aubrey Boesak teaches at both CTS and Butler and directs the Desmond Tutu Center for Peace, Reconciliation and Global Justice. A native of South Africa, he helped inspire religious opposition to apartheid and led reconciliation efforts.


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