From Irish Central: A Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman has called for amnesty for all murders committed during The Troubles (1972-1997). The one caveat is that victims’ families would have to approve the amnesty in individual cases.??Read the entire story.
Bloomberg.com: A top Iranian official today warned countries in the Persian Gulf to avoid siding with the U.S. and to refrain from participating in any “plots” against Iran. “The Iranian nation’s forgiveness will not be repeated,” according to parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani, the state-run Tehran Times reported.??IFI note: It is not clear what is meant by the term “forgiveness” in the article. It seems to us that the term refers to military restraint, which is not quite the same as forgiveness.
“Forgiveness must become an essential element of African culture,” says Jesuit Father Adrien Lentiampa Sheng, speaking in Rome on January 11 at a conference at the Pontifical Gregorian University. In his speech, the priest explained how forgiveness within African culture and tradition is regarded as a supreme value that translates into respect for the family and other human communities.??Watch an interview with Father Sheng.
Read the dramatic story of Jayne Valseca whose treatment at Cancer Treatment Centers of America included forgiveness therapy. Watch a short video about the amazing power forgiveness has had on her life and on those around her. You’ll be amazed. Click here.
Forgiving is vital to overcoming depression, according to a number of researchers and authors. Robert Enright, among other researchers, found that college students were less forgiving and more anxious than their parents. Why? Because their parents had learned to forgive. Read the full article here.