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    The Promise and Pitfalls of Apology.Trudy Govier & Wilhelm Verwoerd - 2002 - Journal of Social Philosophy 33 (1):67–82.
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    Trust and the Problem of National Reconciliation.Trudy Govier & Wilhelm Verwoerd - 2002 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 32 (2):178-205.
    The authors propose a conception of national reconciliation based on the building or rebuilding of trust between parties alienated by conflict. It is by no means obvious what reconciliation between large groups of people amounts to in practice or how it should be understood in theory. Lack of conceptual clarity can be illustrated with particular reference to postapartheid South Africa, where reconciliation between whites and blacks was a major goal of the Mandela government and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The (...)
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    Forgiveness: The Victim's Prerogative.Trudy Govier & Wilhelm Verwoerd - 2002 - South African Journal of Philosophy 21 (2):97-111.
    This article explores and offers a qualified defence of the claim that the entitlement to forgive a wrongdoer belongs to the victim of the wrong. A summary account of forgiveness is given, followed by arguments in favor of the victim's prerogative to forgive. Primary, or direct victims are then distinguished from secondary and tertiary ones, which point to a plurality of prerogatives to forgive. In cases of conflicts between these prerogatives it is emphasized that special care should be taken to (...)
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  4. Looking Back Reaching Forward: Reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa.Charles Villa-Vicencio, Wilhelm Verwoerd, Robert I. Rotberg & Dennis Thompson - 2003 - Hypatia 18 (2):189-196.
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    Black Christ and Cross-Roads Jesus for White South African Christians.Wilhelm J. Verwoerd - 2020 - HTS Theological Studies 76 (3).
    A significant factor undermining real racial reconciliation in post-1994 South Africa is widespread resistance to shared historical responsibility amongst South Africans racialised as white. In response to the need for localised ‘white work’, this article aims to contribute to the uprooting of white denialism, specifically amongst Afrikaans-speaking Christians from Reformed backgrounds. The point of entry is two underexplored, challenging, contextualised crucifixion paintings, namely, Black Christ and Cross-Roads Jesus. Drawing on critical whiteness studies, extensive local and international experience as a ‘participatory’ (...)
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    Diagnosing and Dismantling South African Whiteness: ‘White Work’ in the Dutch Reformed Church.Louis R. van der Riet & Wilhelm Verwoerd - 2022 - HTS Theological Studies 78 (4):1-9.
    In this article, we reflect on our lived experience as co-facilitators of a promising intragroup anti-racism process within the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa. Firstly, we describe how this emergent process, referred to as ‘white work’, has developed since 2018 to include three focal areas: facilitation and training, research and the development of resources for faith leaders. Secondly, in the interest of localised, embodied diagnostic work, we mention relatively neglected strands of South African whiteness that have arisen through this (...)
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