By by Mpho Tutu van Furth. Part of the My Theology series, where the world’s leading Christian thinkers explain some of the principal tenets of their theological beliefs in concise, pocket-sized books. Holds that reparations rightly engaged are part of a spiritual process of forgiveness and reconciliation. Reparations could be an element in a process of atonement and restorative justice that sees the need for acknowledgment of the damage done to the enslaved and colonized, as well as healing and restoration of the lost humanity of the perpetrators, and repair of the violated relationships between the human and ecological victims and the human perpetrators. Read more.