World Peace Wednesdays: Talks About “The Other”

Peacemaker in Action Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge from South Africa.

Tanenbaum Peacemaker in Action Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge talks about how religion can fuel conflict when people view one another as enemies rather than a friend and as an image of God. 
 
Nozizwe is a South African pacifist, anchored by her Quaker faith, who has dedicated her life to peacefully seeking social justice. Nozizwe first became politically active in the 1970s, amidst the oppressive conditions of South Africa's apartheid regime. Nozizwe was jailed three times for her affiliation with the African National Congress, the last time spending one year in solitary confinement without a trial. After her release, Nozizwe went on to mediate intra-black conflicts outside of Durban, and helped draft an historic, post-apartheid constitution for South Africa in 1991. Until August 2007, Nozizwe served as South Africa's Deputy Minister of Health, leading an effort to ensure that AIDS patients receive the best possible treatment.
 
Learn more about Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge's life as a peacemaker: https://www.tanenbaum.org/programs/peace/peacemaker-awardees/nozizwe-madlala-… 
 
This video was made possible by grants from Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Henry Luce Foundation. The statements made and views expressed are solely the responsibility of Tanenbaum. Tanenbaum's Peacemakers in Action program is also supported by the Leir Charitable Foundations.