Alex Boraine: visionary bridge-builder and prince of peace

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dc.description.abstract Alexander (Alex) Lionel Boraine will be remembered as 'a tireless comrade in the struggle for human rights around the world', and has been called a 'Prince of Peace' for his lifelong commitment to transforming South Africa's society through truth, reconciliation and justice following the horrors of apartheid'. Boraine was born on 10 January 1931 in Cape Town and grew up in a working-class white suburb. He left high school in Standard 8, two years before matriculating, to work in a range of casual jobs. After a relatively non-religious upbringing, and after his father's death when Boraine was 18, he attended a Methodist Church youth camp where he experienced a conversion. His subsequent rise through the Methodist Church was remarkable: he became a lay (that is, not ordained) preacher within a year, and a Sunday school superintendent and candidate minister by the age of 20. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher BestRed en
dc.subject HUMAN RIGHTS en
dc.subject BORAINE en
dc.subject INTELLIGENTSIA en
dc.subject FREEDOM en
dc.title Alex Boraine: visionary bridge-builder and prince of peace en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber TBBBBB en
dc.BudgetYear 2022/23 en
dc.ResearchGroup Developmental, Capable and Ethical State en
dc.SourceTitle The texture of dissent: defiant public intellectuals in South Africa en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Bohler-Muller, N. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Reddy, V. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Houston, G. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Schoeman, M. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Thuynsma, H. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9812620 en
dc.PageNumber 96-101 en
dc.outputnumber 14124 en
dc.bibliographictitle Pienaar, G. (2022) Alex Boraine: visionary bridge-builder and prince of peace. In: Bohler-Muller, N., Reddy, V., Houston, G., Schoeman, M. & Thuynsma, H. (eds).The texture of dissent: defiant public intellectuals in South Africa. Cape Town: BestRed. 96-101. en
dc.publicationyear 2022 en
dc.contributor.author1 Pienaar, G. en

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