Justice, Reconciliation, & the Politics of Hope in S. Africa's Rainbow Nation

June 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Orvis Auditorium

“Justice, Reconciliation, and the Politics of Hope in South Africa’s Rainbow Nation”

A public lecture by Rev. Dr. Allan Aubrey Boesak - Theologian, Humanitarian, Advocate

Born in 1946, in Kakamas, Northern Cape, South Africa, Rev. Dr. Allan Aubrey Boesak is a theologian, humanitarian, prolific author, and tireless advocate for social justice. Since gaining international acclaim for his doctoral dissertation, “Farewell to Innocence,” nearly four decades ago, Boesak has emerged as one of the world’s preeminent authorities on liberation theology. Boesak earned his doctorate in theology from the Protestant Theological University in Kampen, the Netherlands.

His early activism and service led to international recognition as an influential leader in the fight against apartheid. During the 1980s he worked alongside Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela to lead efforts against apartheid and promote reconciliation.

Boesak has held many leadership positions among organizations, including Christian Institute of Southern Africa; Association of Christian Students in South Africa; Alliance of Black Reformed Christians in Southern Africa; World Council of Churches; World Alliance of Reformed Churches; and the United Nations.

He taught and lectured at several theological institutions, colleges, and universities throughout North America, Asia, and Europe. His life work has resulted in multiple honorary doctoral degrees, numerous honors and awards, and many publications.

In June 2013, Christian Theological Seminary and Butler University named Boesak the Desmond Tutu Chair of Peace, Global Justice, and Reconciliation Studies.

This free public event is sponsored, in part, by the Mānoa Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series and the University of Hawai’i Foundation.

Event Sponsor
Manoa Chancellor's Office, Mānoa Campus

More Information
UH Foundation Special Events, (808) 956-9340, Boesak Invitation (PDF)

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