Corné Bekker to lead discussion on Desmond Tutu

On Friday, February 10, Dr. Corné Bekker will lead a book discussion of No Future without Forgiveness, by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Desmond Tutu was the Anglican archbishop of Cape Town and one of the most important figures in the struggle to end apartheid in South Africa.

In 1995 President Nelson Mandela prevailed upon Archbishop Tutu to chair the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, South Africa’s unique attempt to come to terms with the crimes of the apartheid era by offering perpetrators amnesty and forgiveness in exchange for truthful testimony. No Future without Forgiveness is Archbishop Tutu’s memoir of his work on the commission and a testament to his conviction that “we can indeed transcend the conflicts of the past, we can hold hands as we realize our common humanity.”

The Library Book Club is sponsoring the discussion of No Future without Forgiveness as a complement to the 2012 University Global Roundtable on February 9, which will feature as guest speaker, Pastor Mosa Sono of Grace Bible Church in Soweto.

The discussion of No Future without Forgiveness will take place on February 10 at 12:00 PM in the Library Conference Room. The Library currently has three copies of the book on order. Click here to check for availability. For a free excerpt, please contact Harold Henkel at 352-4198 or