Did you know that ... The Day of Reconciliation is a public holiday in South Africa held annually on 16 December. The date was chosen because it was significant to both Afrikaner and African cultures also with the intention of fostering reconciliation and national unity.. Its festive season, you just wanna show some love and affection ..😍😍 #festiveseason#loveforoneanother#africanlove#reconciliation
R E C O N C I L I A T I O N. /ˌrɛk(ə)nsɪlɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/Submit
the restoration of friendly relations.
"his reconciliation with your uncle"
synonyms: reuniting, reunion, bringing (back) together (again), conciliation, reconcilement; More
the action of making one view or belief compatible with another.
"any possibility of reconciliation between such clearly opposed positions" #♥️southafrica #reconciliation #🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦
𝑭𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒐𝒇 𝒖𝒔 𝒂𝒕 𝑪𝑪𝑯 - 𝑯𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒚 𝑹𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒄𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑫𝒂𝒚 2018 𝑺𝒐𝒖𝒕𝒉 𝑨𝒇𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒂🇿🇦 The Day of Reconciliation is a public holiday in South Africa that occurs every December 16th for the purpose of commemorating the end of Apartheid and promoting national unity.
As to the ANC and its struggle against Apartheid, on December 16th, 1961, after 69 protesters were killed by the gunshots of South African Police in the infamous Sharpeville Massacre, Nelson Mandela and other leaders of the ANC decided that armed resistance was necessary. They founded Umkhonto we Sizwe, meaning “Spear of the Nation,” which began attacks on government installations. The group was soon labeled a “terrorist organisation” by South Africa (and the U.S.) and blamed for “fomenting violent revolution.” After negotiations for a new, democratic South Africa began on August 1st, 1990, the armed group ceased its activities. In 1994, the first democratic elections without Apartheid were held in South Africa, and the ANC’s military wing was incorporated into the South African armed forces.
In 1995, the Day of Reconciliation was declared a national holiday in South Africa, and December 16th was chosen for its existing significance to those of both African and European descent. Today, the holiday also marks the beginning of the festive season at the end of the year, including Christmas, the Day of Goodwill, and New Year’s Day. During this period, many businesses close and workers spend time at home with their families or engage in various celebrations. "The message of reconciliation, of nation-building of granting amnesty, indemnity, has struck a powerful, favourable chord. And people can understand that we're here not for purposes of retribution but to forget the past and to build our country" - Nelson Mandela
Source - Public Holidays Global
Happy Reconciliation Day !
The Day of Reconciliation is a public holiday in South Africa held annually on 16 December. The holiday came into effect in 1994 after the end of apartheid, with the intention of fostering reconciliation and national unity for the country. The date was chosen because it was significant to both Afrikaner and African cultures. The government chose a meaningful date for both ethnic groups because they recognize the need for racial harmony. The celebration of the Day of Reconciliation can take the form of remembering past history, recognizing veteran's contributions, marching and other festivities.
The origins of the celebration for the Afrikaners goes back to the Day of the Vow, celebrated on 16 December 1864 in commemoration of the Voortrekker victory over the Zulus at the Battle of Blood River. For African people, the date has been significant as one of both peaceful protests against racial injustice and of the founding of the more militant Umkhonto we Sizwe by the African National Congress (ANC) on 16 December 1961. Nelson Mandela and the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission chose a day that was special to both ethnic groups in the country in order to work on healing the damage done by Apartheid #HappyReconciliationDay#ReconciliationDay#Reconciliation#SouthAfrica#SouthAfricanHistory#History#ProudlySouthAfrican#WSMC#TEAMWSMC#NelsonMandela#NelsonMandelaLegacy#InstaGood#InstaMotivation#Motivation#MotivationSunday#Johannesburg
We are privileged to work with #Mayhemers that train beyond race, culture & diversity every day! Today we celebrate L O V E and all those workouts that bring deep reconciliation across our beloved South Africa. #reconciliation#love#thatsallthatmatters
Friendship are covenant and should not be so easily broken. I was blessed to have #restored a broken relationship today. I believe we are in a season of #reconciliation . What relationships are God calling you to restore? Remember what I said...#forgiveness feels so good...not just for the one who forgives but also for the one who has been forgiven! ❤️❤️❤️🥰🥰🥰💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽#contentcreatorchallenge#day15
The holiday came into effect in 1994 after the end of apartheid, with the intention of fostering reconciliation and national unity for the country. In our business we are lucky to see couples crossing race, culture & diversity every day! Today we celebrate L O V E and all the weddings that bring deep reconciliation across our beloved South Africa. #reconciliation#love#weddings#thatsallthatmatters
Bible in a year
15th December 2018
Read Colossians & Philemon
Reconciliation through Christ's Death
14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
This Monday will be releasing our 27th NST episode! In this episode we interview @tali206 about the work/ writings/ message of James Cone. We think this topic is so important for our society and culture and we know you will learn a lot from Tali! In the meantime here are some examples of the revolutionary thoughts of Dr. Cone!