Justice, Forgiveness, Truth, Reconciliation*

Materials: Flipchart paper, markers


Exercise description

The participants split into four small groups: justice, forgiveness, truth, and reconciliation. The groups discuss and prepare a presentation about: “Why are you as justice/truth/forgiveness/reconciliation most important for dealing with the past?” Then the groups take turns presenting their reasons and arguments in the plenary, while the other groups can ask questions about the presentation.


After this exercise, it can be useful to have a plenary discussion about each of these terms and their relation to our social contexts.

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45-90 min


* We learnt this exercise from Amela and Randy Puljek-Shank.

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