In apartheid South Africa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu brought about reconciliation by having people face each other and tell their personal stories. Apartheid was overcome and Nelson Mandela became the President of South Africa.
Desmond Tutu likens equal rights for gays to the fight for equal rights for blacks.
"I am passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid. For me, it is at the same level."
Are we able to work through our own racism and homophobia in the United States?
A Prayer for Reconciliation
Beloved God, hold us in your love. In the shadows of our own racism and homophobia, bring healing and comfort. Guide us with your wisdom through the process of reaching reconciliation and peace with one another. We pray, Amen
George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin. What laws in our justice system prevent righteousness and justice? George not guilty but not innocent. Trayvon unarmed and dead. My heart goes out to all. Please Loving God, comfort, heal and reach the hearts of all those concerned. Guide us with your wisdom and convert our hearts. Help us to undo the Stand Alone Laws.
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