Church leaders from Phoenix Indanda Ntuzuma and Kwa Mashu in their full kit before the much anticipated soccer game

Reconciling riot hotspots through sports and storytelling

The July unrest in KwaZulu-Natal escalated racial tensions in the province. Heartlines and church leaders are working to bring change and reconciliation.

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PINKU Bridge 2

Unrest recovery sparks renewed commitment to reconciliation efforts

Church leaders in the violence-struck areas of Phoenix, Inanda, Ntuzuma, KwaMashu and Umhlanga/Durban North (PINKU) came together in a two-day process at the end of September in a renewed effort to build bridges following the unrest that tore through the region in July.

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Storytelling breaks stereotypes about criminals

Father Babychan Arackathara has been working as a chaplain in SA’s prisons for over 20 years. He is an advocate of the the human rights of prisoners and has a remarkable track record of restorative justice, bringing healing to offenders as well as victims and their families. He tells the stories of prisoners in a way that exposes us to new ways of understanding. Read more about Storytelling breaks stereotypes about criminals
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Reconciliation takes commitment

For many people, we spend most of our time at work with our colleagues, something which can be difficult if we have not made the effort to get to know them beyond their ‘professional clothes’. Read more about Reconciliation takes commitment
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What's Your Story?

What's your Story? is a Heartlines initiative to promote understanding, trust and reconciliation through personal storytelling. Read more about What's Your Story?