The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission have become famous for its innovative approach in dealing with past collective trauma. The article looks at the religious discourse used in the context of the public hearings. It can serve as an inspiring example for understanding the possible impact of religion in political processes. Strong points and drawbacks of the use of the reconciliation discourse during the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission are discussed and analyzed from a psychoanalytical point of view.
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