Sellström invited to Luthuli Museum for International Peace Day
24 Sep 2009
Tor Sellström, Senior Advisor to ACCORD, was invited to speak at the celebrations for the International Day of Peace (21 September 2009) at the Luthuli Museum in Groutville, KwaZulu-Natal. L-R Back row: Dr Paul Litchman; Dr John Daniel; and Prof Jeff G …
Tor Sellström, Senior Advisor to ACCORD, was invited to speak at the celebrations for the International Day of Peace (21 September 2009) at the Luthuli Museum in Groutville, KwaZulu-Natal.
To celebrate the International Day of Peace, the Luthuli Museum convened a seminar on Chief Albert Luthuli and Non-Violence. Chief Luthuli, former President-General of the African National Congress (ANC), was the first African to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1960 for his role in the non-violent struggle against apartheid. Specially invited guests to the seminar included Dr Albertina Luthuli (Luthuli’s daughter), Jeff Guy and John Daniel.
Mr Sellström spoke about the role Chief Luthuli played in the formation of a strong support base for the ANC in the Nordic countries. Scott Couper spoke about Luthuli’s stance on non-violence, and the relationship between peace and non-violence. Following the presentations, all guests were invited to participate in a round-table discussion and to take a tour of the Luthuli house and museum, also on the site at Groutville.
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ACCORD is a South Africa-based civil society organisation, working throughout Africa to bring creative African solutions to the challenges posed by conflict on the continent.
ACCORD’s primary aim is to influence political developments by bringing conflict resolution, dialogue and institutional development to the forefront as an alternative to armed violence and protracted conflict.
ACCORD specialises in conflict management, conflict analysis and conflict prevention. We intervene in conflicts through mediation, negotiation, training, research and conflict analysis.