Reconciliation in Taiwan

23 April 2007 at 4:01 pm | Posted in Desmond Tutu, News, Nobel Peace Prize, Reconciliation, Sydney Peace Prize | Leave a comment

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has arrived in Taiwan to promote reconciliation. His trip is sponsored by the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, which receives funding from the foreign ministry. During a visit to the 228 Memorial Hall in Taipei, Tutu said re-telling their traumatic experiences is a healing process for the families of victims of the 228 Incident. 228 Incident refers to a bloody crackdown on by Nationalist (Kuomintang) troops of an uprising in 1947. “I think it is good therapy for the family members to tell their stories. And finding out the truth from those stories is a key to heal the wound,” the Sydney Peace Prize recipient and Nobel Laureate said.  

Picture: The Archbishop looking at pictures of victims at the 228 Memorial Hall. Taipei Times

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