In the Bible, we first encounter God when he sides with a bunch of slaves against a powerful Pharaoh, an act of grace freely given.
Hate has no place in the house of God.
Europe became rich because it exploited Africa; and the Africans know that.
How could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?
When a pile of cups is tottering on the edge of the table and you warn that they will crash to the ground, in South Africa you are blamed when that happens.
When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said ‘Let us pray.’ We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
Universal education is not only a moral imperative but an economic necessity, to pave the way toward making many more nations self-sufficient and self-sustaining.
The universe can take quite a while to deliver.
If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.