Corporate Social Responsibility
Turn the World Outward
They are the ones who know what the world could be if we all looked outward and saw people as people. They are the ones who aren't just changing the world... They are turning it outward!
TURNING SOUTH AFRICA OUTWARD
WITH THE RECONCILIATION PROJECT
The Reconciliation Project builds peace through education, engagement and empowerment. It is founded on the belief that learning how to become alive to one another is the foundation for building a more peaceful world for all.
Being a team of passionate South Africans, the mission of The Reconciliation Project is to provide all necessary resources and support to individuals, families, communities and organisations seeking to build a more resilient, collaborative and peaceful world. We will partner with organisations equally committed to advancing humanity to bring this mission to life.
At the heart of our work is Doctor C. Terry Warner’s exploration of “self-deception” — how we end up creating and sustaining problems we don’t know we’re causing, and how and why we resist helpful solutions. We believe that at the root of humanity lies active acknowledgement and responsiveness to others.
WHAT IS RECONCILIATION?
Reconciliation is defined in many ways. At The Reconciliation Project, we believe reconciliation is the restoration of the recognition of humanity. Put simply, it means coming back to a place where people are seen as people instead of objects. When we see people as people, they count like we count. We recognise their humanity, as we do our own.
TURNING SOUTH AFRICA OUTWARD WITH THE RECONCILIATION PROJECT
Considering our history as a country, this new opportunity has us super excited. Twenty-five years after the majority of South African citizens finally won their birth right to freedom, most of us sense an overwhelming need to move beyond all that still divides and separates us in so many ways. There is a desire, fuelled by an urgent necessity to see every fellow citizen as a person whose dreams and fears count as much as our own, across the boundaries of race, creed and culture. We have embarked on a 20-year project, titled The Reconciliation Project to bring Arbinger’s work to everyday South Africans, whilst partnering with Corporate South Africa. This is Arbinger Institute South Africa’s Corporate Social Investment initiative and we have high hopes for it to make a real difference for every member of the Rainbow nation.
This is a challenging film which took filmmaker Lekha Singh several years to complete. It presents the stories of people who have experienced loss and the stories of people who caused that loss. From the Rwandan Genocide, fighting in Northern Ireland, to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, people from different sides of the violence have entrusted viewers with their stories: their anger or remorse, their pain, their paths to recovery.
The film won multiple awards and has amassed worldwide attention since its first release. Viewers of the film reached out for advice on how to deal with challenges in their own lives. When Lekha Singh discovered the Arbinger Institute’s international bestseller, The Anatomy of Peace, she found a trusted partner.
With the countless conflicts that plague our homes, schools, universities, workplaces and country as a backdrop, participants will be equipped with a language, frameworks and tools to maximize their ability to be the bridge builders to overcome the divide in the places where we work, study and live.
Please contact our director for The Reconciliation Project, Theo Oosthuyzen if you are interested in:
- Hosting an event at your organisation, school or community
- Partnering with The Reconciliation Project in South Africa
We want to turn South Africa Outward! See how a higher education institution in South Africa explore reconciliation in the video below:
ARBINGER INSTITUTE SOUTH AFRICA
THE RECONCILIATION PROJECT
Project Director | Theo Oosthuyzen
Mobile | +27 7 3051 3844
Let's get started! Speak to Theo