Freedom

After South Africa, I hear the word “FREEDOM” and I can’t hear it without the echoes of millions of voices, crying out for freedom around our world. Freedom! Freedom. FREE-dom. O, that we would all have such a passionate yearning, a revolutionary tenacity, a burning heart for Freedom. O, that we would sit in a […]

Returning to the Mother City

   In three days, I will fly off to the Mother City in South Africa. Twelve years ago, I stood in the Waterfront in Cape Town and took this picture. That day, Scott and I had just returned from a tour of Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent most of his years in prison during […]

I am from.

I am from. By Idelette McVicker I am from small. I am from a world laid out with thick legal walls that said: You may live here. But another has to live there. Laws divided us and them. What the Fathers didn’t know is when they kept us apart they walled everybody in. My spirit, […]

Screens4Hope, Invictus and the FIFA World Cup.

There’s a scene in the movie Invictus that still lingers with me: Young boy standing outside the rugby stadium, catching the action from two nearby police officers’ car radio. The racial divide is tangible and the boy tries to steer clear. As the game unfolds, however their lives move closer; the young boy hones in. […]

There is now no excuse for murder.

Tinyiko Sam Maluleke brings a voice of Reason to the political and emotional landscape of South Africa, walking out the death of white supremacist Eugene Terre’blanche. A few great snippets: “Like many in this country – black and white – I was appalled by and opposed to the political ideals for which Eugene Terre’Blanche stood. […]