The Common Good

Results for Forgiveness

'We Are Defined as a Nation by How We Treat Those Who Have Chosen to Hurt Us'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

The decision by Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill to release on compassionate grounds the convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi has been ferociously and strongly condemned i ...

More Than Beer-Bottle Diplomacy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

It has now been a couple of weeks since President Obama convened what was infamously dubbed the "Beer Summit." You know <a href="../2009/07/28/gates-arrest-analysis-cliff-notes/">the ...

False Witness Redeemed: Forgiveness After 11 Years of Wrongful Conviction
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>A white woman is raped by a black man in North Carolina. During the assault, she studies his face, determined to bring him to justice. She later identifies a suspect both in photos and in-person line- ...

Mark Sanford's Apology: Neither Sin nor Forgiveness Has any Party Affiliations
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Over the course of the 2008 election season, I kept hearing from some of my conservative religious friends of the great presidential hopes they had for a smart and ambitious governor from South Car ...

Do a New Thing: 20 Years After Spike Lee's Groundbreaking Film on Race in America
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

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A Father to the Fatherless
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Father's Day has always been a bittersweet holiday for me. For most of my life, my father was absent, having abandoned our family when I was in elementary school. Father ...

Forgiveness 101
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Steven Deutsch I appreciated Rose Marie Berger’s piece on forgiveness (“Just Forgive,” March 2009). I apprecia ...

Torture: A Crime that Requires a Verdict
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Dear President Obama,</p> Dear President Obama, Thank you for making the four memos approving of and describing the torture done to children of God in our name public ev ...

A Good Story: 'I'm Going to Kill You'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

I often tell people not to ask me for statistics because in this work all the statistics are bad. Ask me for stories instead, I say, because even in the worst of times I always have a good story. ...

Celebrating Easter Reconciliation: Alive and One in Christ
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

As we celebrate Easter and Christ's empty tomb, we recognize that Calvary changes everything! As we celebrate Easter and Christ's empty tomb, we recognize that Calvary c ...

U2's Sacred Pilgrimage: 'I Found Grace, It's All That I Found'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

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Just Forgive
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Forgiveness is an act of will. Fake it until you make it. Lately, I’ve been wrestling with f ...

There's Just Something About Madea
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>The first three screenings of Tyler Perry's new film, Madea Goes to Jail, that I tried to go to last week were sold out. When I finally did get a ticket, I had one of the last single seats in the ...

Let's Talk About Race
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Most of my life I have been thinking about race and religion -- as a child when my family left my native Costa Rica to move to inner-city New Jersey, as a teenager struggling to develop my faith an ...

Is A-Rod Forgiveable?
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 12:29pm | Type: Blog

Over brunch with my husband and one of my best guy friends last weekend, conversation turned, as it does, to Major League Baseball, doping and the nature of sin.</p> Over br ...

Rare Repentance: John Lewis Receives Apology from Attacker
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=events.M2EP&amp;item=M2EP-bio-john-lewis"></a>I have been studying the civil rights movement for over a decade, and continue to ...

The Promise of Christmas
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

At the time of year when Christians proclaim the birth of the Prince of Peace, in too many places our world remains wracked by violence, and our efforts to end it seem futile. ...

My Advent Calendar: December 9
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/my-advent-calendar"></a></p> <p>I had a hard time finding window nine, an elusive little door hidden in the bushes outside of the ca ...

A South African Role Model of Reconciliation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Since the historic election of Nov. 4, I have been part of discussions with college students and faith-based institutions that have experienced racial tension and intolerance on their campuses. ...

Will an Apology for Slavery Lead to Real Repentance?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

On July 29, 2008, history was made in the United States House of Representatives &ndash; well, kinda. On July 29, 2008, history was made in the United States House of Represen ...

Alleged CPT Captors Held for Trial
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Three Christian Peacemaker Teams members who were hel ...

Compassion, the Antidote
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Martin Doblmeier An interview with 80-year-old Buddhist teacher and pacifist. Thich Nhat Hanh has published ne ...

Forgiveness as Healing
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Heidi Thompson Eva Mozes Kor was 9 years old when she and the rest of her family stepped off the train at Auschwitz. Within seconds, she l ...

What if the Amish Were in Charge of the War on Terror?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

I confess: Over the last 10 days, I did not pay much attention to the Amish school shooting. As the mother of an 8-year old girl, I find school violence stories too painful to follow.</p> ...

Not Drunk, Just Not Sober
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Roth At its best the church is an "innocence project" for ourselves and others. Sometimes we ...

Good for the Soul
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 9:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Wayne A. Holst During the mid-1960s, traditional forms of private confession seemed to disappear abruptly from Roman Catholic practice, a ...

Revenge or Mercy?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Nancy Hastings Sehested The last time Jake saw his mother, he spit on her. My best, and worst, feeling is regr ...

The Abandonment of Trust
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Jewett A biblical reflection on public lies. President Clinton’s sordid behavior in the Lewinsky scanda ...