Reflection: What does the phrase, Truth and Reconciliation, mean to you? I’ve always associated the process with large-scale social issues. However, I’m beginning to see how it could apply to our attempts to create more balance in our everyday lives.
The concept first came to my attention (and maybe yours, too) during the mid ‘90s in news from South Africa. Over the course of several years, public and private hearings gave citizens a forum to air the truth and trauma of their experiences under the apartheid regime.
Here in Canada, a similar process is underway at this very moment, as First Nations people share the impact of their experiences with the residential school system.
In both cases, the intention is similar: to heal deep wounds and build a more inclusive, equitable, respectful future.
In our daily lives and workplaces, T&R might apply in situations like these. Read More…
This post was written by Pat Katz on June 27, 2012