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Thursday, June 23 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch and South Africa Forum: The Prophetic Calls of Forgiveness & Restitution

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In the shadow of the struggle of the U.S. to repair the impacts of its racialized society 50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, this panel will wrestle with the tension between South Africa’s transitional cries for forgiveness and its current-day calls for restitution.

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Lisa Sharon Harper

Chief Church Engagement Officer, Sojourners
From Ferguson to New York to Germany, Lisa has been leading trainings and helping mobilize clergy and community leaders around shared values for the common good, with a focus on racial justice. Prior to joining Sojourners, Lisa was the founding executive director of New York Faith... Read More →
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Jim Wallis

President, Sojourners
Jim Wallis is president and founder of Sojourners in Washington, DC. a nonprofit faith-based organization, network, and movement whose mission statement calls for “putting faith into action for social justice.” He is editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine and website which has... Read More →

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Rev. René August

The Warehouse
A veteran of the anti-apartheid movement and an Anglican priest, René August is a reconciliation trainer with The Warehouse, a worshipping community organization in Cape Town, South Africa that walks alongside churches as they seek to respond to the issue of poverty, injustice, and... Read More →
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Msizi Cele

Msizi Cele is an entrepreneur working to create profitable businesses that uplift the poor and empower the youth of Africa. He is the co-founder of Public Square Foundation and serves on the board of the Restitution Foundation and the Justice Alliance of South Africa. 
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Llewellyn LM MacMaster

Stellenbosch University
Llewellyn MacMaster is the manager of civil society relations in the division for social impact at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He has been an ordained minister in the Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa (URCSA) for 29 years.
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Bonolo Makgale

The Warehouse
Bonolo Makgale is an associate pastor and works for WHEAT Trust (Women’s Hope Education and Training), which gives funds to women-led organizations across South Africa. 
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Sello Mmane

Sello Mmane is a 27-year-old associate pastor at Ebenezer Bible Church, an evangelical church in the western Johannesburg, where he was born. He is co- founder of Lead4Christ, an organization that exists to equip the local church through youth leadership training and support. 
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Caroline Powell

The Warehouse Trust
Caroline Powell is the supervisor of Urban Gleaning, a stewardship program of The Warehouse in Cape Town. She is currently studying theology at the University of Pretoria, with a focus on leadership in urban transformation. 

Thursday June 23, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT