NELSON MANDELA – UN MODEL AL RECONCILIERII CA EXPRESIE A INTEGRITĂȚII ȘI LIBERTĂȚII DE CONȘTIINȚĂ

  • Drd. Mihail Ciopașiu Universitatea din București
Keywords: Apartheid, Reconciliation, Faith, Integrity, Image of God, Love, Forgiveness, Liberty of Conscience

Abstract

Nelson Mandela - A Model of Reconciliation as an Expression of Integrity and Liberty of Conscience

Nelson Mandela is one of the most appreciated political leaders of the last century, who fought for human dignity and for the reconciliation between the black and the white people in South Africa. After almost fifty years of the domination of  Apartheid, the society was very divided, and many people suffered from racial discrimination. Even though Mandela faced 27 years of detention in this regime, he was prepared to change the society though his personal example and his policies.  The way he forgave his former opponents and his model of reconciliation after becoming South Africa’s president, made Mandela a model of forgiveness, reconciliation and hope. Many people question what the pillars of Mandela’s policies were  and whether the Christian values stood at the base of his approach. If his faith was the source of his public policies, why was Mandela so reluctant in publicly affirming his faith? This article is examining these questions based on Mandela’s  affirmations, what his closest collaborators mentioned about him, and analyzing some of the biographies written about Nelson Mandela.

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Published
2022-04-28
How to Cite
Ciopașiu, D. M. (2022). NELSON MANDELA – UN MODEL AL RECONCILIERII CA EXPRESIE A INTEGRITĂȚII ȘI LIBERTĂȚII DE CONȘTIINȚĂ. Journal for Freedom of Conscience (Jurnalul Libertății De Conștiință), 8(2), 412-424. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6354152