Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s name and his image are iconic for generations of people across the world. It’s hard to deny that there was a deeply spiritual side to the man who spent 27 years in an Apartheid-era prison and taught the world about the power of forgiveness and reconciliation. The Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell joins Welton this week on State of Belief to reflect on the Mandela she knew, and the role his faith played in his life. Described by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as “a woman of courage and compassion,” the Rev. Dr. Campbell is a former General Secretary of the National Council of Churches as well as a former executive director of the U.S. office of the World Council of Churches.

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