Shattered stories : healing and reconciliation in the South African context

Show simple item record Wielenga, Cori 2013-10-07T09:24:38Z 2013-10-07T09:24:38Z 2013-07-30
dc.description.abstract Sharing our stories has been described, by those in the field as well as by popular opinion, as a way to foster healing and reconciliation following violent conflict. This article argues that sharing stories is in itself not necessarily helpful. It is when our stories are shattered by the story of another that meaningful change can begin to take place and new stories can emerge. This idea will be explored in the South African context, with reference to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission as well as current events. It will consider storytelling and reconciliation using John Lederach’s four-part model of justice, truth, mercy and peace. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2013 en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Wielenga, C., 2013, 'Shattered stories: Healing and reconciliation in the South African context', Verbum et Ecclesia 34(1), Art. #747, 8 pages. 10.4102/ve.v34i1.747 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1609-9982 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2074-7705 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/ve.v34i1.747
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_US
dc.rights © 2013. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_US
dc.subject Reconciliation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh South Africa. Truth and Reconciliation Commission en
dc.subject.lcsh Storytelling -- Psychological aspects -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Narrative therapy -- South Africa en
dc.title Shattered stories : healing and reconciliation in the South African context en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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