Welcoming the Stranger

There are a number of obstacles to any kind of work here in South Africa, and only some of them have to do with physical resources.  One of the biggest and most widespread challenges that we frequently encounter is racial or tribal prejudice.  Sometimes it’s based strictly on skin color; South Africa certainly has a bad history of breaking people of different shades into different categories for the purpose of oppression and control. But sometimes prejudice here rears its ugly head as tribalism or xenophobia (fear of strangers).  Many people in South Africa, including those who have historically been...

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