Tag Archives | Forgiveness

Sarah Calvello

Sarah Calvello | Memory

remember, if I cut you off its because you gave me the scissors sometimes you never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory you served me fish soup as tasteless and bare as our distant relationship pieces of white fish floating helplessly and alone in plain green broth too much time has passed we haven’t talked in years nothing then you come force yourself on […]

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Immaculee Ilibagiza

Immaculée Ilibagiza | Surviving genocide

Immaculée Ilibagiza was a 22-year-old engineering student at the National University of Rwanda in 1994 when life as she had known it came to a horrific end. Over the course of approximately one hundred days following the assassination of Hutu president Juvénal Habyarimana, the remaining Hutu leadership, supported by the national army, local military and civil officials, mass media and ordinary Hutus, carried out the slaughter of as many as […]

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Linda Biehl | Radical forgiveness

In 1993, Amy Biehl, a 26-year-old Stanford University graduate, was a Fulbright scholar in South Africa, researching black South African women’s struggle for equality in the new constitution being negotiated to replace the apartheid government.  On August 25, she left her office to drive three colleagues home to Gugulethu, a township outside of Cape Town. En route, she was spotted by a mob marching through the township, shouting ONE SETTLER, […]

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February Moon Shine

On forgiveness “Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realizing you were the prisoner.”  —Max Lucado “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”―Oscar Wilde “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”―Mahatma Gandhi “Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”―Martin Luther King Jr. “Forgiveness has nothing to do with absolving a criminal of his crime. It has […]

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