The Politics of Apology: Zimbabwe After the 2018 Elections

Dr Joram Tarusarira, Director of the Centre for Religion, Conflict and Globalisation and Assistant Professor of Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding, reflects on politics in  Zimbabwe after the 2018 elections, cautioning against simplistic calls for apologies and forgiveness.  On 30th July, 2018, Zimbabwe held historic – and disputed – elections, ultimately leading to the inauguration of President …

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Understanding Evil, Encouraging Forgiveness: Lessons from Rwanda 20 years on

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the Rwandan genocide. Both then and now, the international community had many unanswered questions about how the genocide occurred and how the evil that was perpetrated could have happened. In today’s post, Erin Wilson reflects on what religion teaches us about evil, but also about forgiveness, …