Exploring the Role of Restitution as a Restorative Force in Society and the World
Featuring Dr. Peter Gabel, Mpho Tutu Van Furth and Deon Snyman. Hosted by Anna-Mari Pieterse.
Monday, October 21st, 9:00 to 10:00 am Pacific
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The “Making Good” panel will explore…
- Why, despite our incredible ingeniousness, we have messed things up so badly here on Earth
- The impact discrimination, division, and inequity have on our society and the planet
- How we can own our mistakes, make things right, and correct the injustices we’ve brought about
- The ultimate goals of restitution and the actions and attitudes of individuals and groups that could be implemented to make things good again and to create the world of our dreams
Dr. Peter Gabel is the former president of New College of California and was a law professor at New College’s public-interest law school for over thirty years. He has been Editor-at-Large of Tikkun magazine for the last thirty years and is now co-chair of the Project for Integrating Spirituality, Law, and Politics. He is also currently president of the Arlene Francis Foundation for Spirit, Art and Politics in Santa Rosa,
He is the author of many articles on law, politics, and social change, and has published three books: The Bank Teller and Other Essays on the Politics of Meaning (Acada Books 2000); Another Way of Seeing: Essays on Transforming Law, Politics, and Culture (Quid Pro Books 2014); and most recently, The Desire for Mutual Recognition: Social Movements and the Dissolution of the False Self (Routledge Press 2018), which was nominated by Routledge Press as Best Non-Fiction Book of 2018.
He received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from San Francisco State University in 2015 and has been described by Cornel West as “one of the grand prophetic voices in our day and a long-distance runner in the struggle for justice.”
Mpho Tutu Van Furth is an Anglican priest, author, theologian, artist, mother, and youngest daughter of world-renowned South African Archbishop and Human Rights activist Desmond Tutu who was the Nobel Peace Prize recipient together with Nelson Mandela in 1984.
Mpho who grew up in South Africa during the apartheid years was the founder and the director of The Tutu Institute for Prayer and Pilgrimage as well as the director of The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation.
Mpho’s passion is the flourishing of people and our planet, and her mission – to create a world that is good for girls. She believes that when girls flourish the whole world flourishes and is dedicated to helping girls to find and have their voice heard.
Mpho organises and facilitates retreats for peace, relaxation, and spiritual reflection. She loves to share her knowledge about the African philosophy of uBuntu; helping people to appreciate their inextricable bond with others and to realise how their own humanness is interwoven with that of other fellow human beings.
Mpho Tutu Van Furth is passionate to speak about topics that include: diversity; inclusivity; racism; emancipation; forgiveness; uBuntu; equality; happiness; leadership; justice and meaning.
Since Anna-Mari Pieterse became the volunteer Country Coordinator for Humanity’s Team South Africa and a member of the Humanity’s Team World Wide Support Team in 2005, Anna-Mari wanted to understand what Oneness (the core principle of Humanity’s Team) and being human meant through the mirror of the African Worldview and uBuntu, and to share it with the world.
Anna-Mari’s full time involvement and occupation in the field of Unity Consciousness and her research into uBuntu and Ancient African Spirituality over the past fifteen years have led to the birth of the uBuntu Civics Academy that was established to play a role in the reclaiming and the living of uBuntu and the cultivation of an uBuntu Conscious society.
Anna-Mari has a BA degree in Counselling Psychology. She is well-known for taking uBuntu to the Global Stage as ‘Africa’s Gift of Oneness to the World’ by bringing uBuntu (and a great number of South African and African thought leaders) into the many Oneness conversations that she has had the privilege to facilitate over a number of years.
Anna-Mari who regards herself as a champion of uBuntu is currently writing her own first book on uBuntu: ‘uBuntu. My African Dream’ and has just released her free SEEDS of uBuntu series of video lectures on the basics of uBuntu. Anna-Mari is well known for her passion for uBuntu and her relentless efforts when it comes to raising consciousness for what she regards as ‘Africa’s most precious Spiritual Heritage.’
Deon Snyman is the Chief Operating Officer of the Restitution Foundation and is based in Cape Town South Africa. He trained as a theologian at the University of Pretoria and previously worked in Zulu-speaking congregations of the Uniting Reformed Church (URCSA) in Northern Zululand and as Priority Issues Manager of the Diakonia Council of Churches in Durban. Deon holds a MA degree in Semitic Languages at the University of Pretoria (UP), a MPhil degree in Political Studies at University of Cape Town, and a PhD in Old Testament Science at UP.