A presentation by the Rev. Dr. Johan G. Bosman, Pastor of Christ Community Reformed Church, will examine the history and significance of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa, a process that dealt with South Africa’s troubled past to seek a peaceful, inclusive and hopeful future for all.
A panel discussion following the talk, moderated by Bishop Emeritus Howard Hubbard and including Dr. Bosman, Barbara Smith, the City of Albany’s Special Community Project Coordinator and Dr. Stephen Stohler, Assistant Professor, University at Albany Department of Political Science, will examine how the lessons, language and theories of reconciliation can be valuable tools to help established democracies (e.g., Canada, Australia, USA, etc.) deal with their own historical legacies of injustice.
This program is part of a month-long Capital Region-wide series of programs, organized by Albany Pro Musica around the theme of Reconciliation and Peace, that culminates in the chorus’ performance of Karl Jenkins’ “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” on May 6, 2017, 7:30pm at EMPAC. For detailed information on these programs as well as ticket information for the concert, see their website.