Because we live in an imperfect world, each of us will need to forgive others and each of us will need to be forgiven. Perhaps we can easily practice forgiveness for everyday mistakes, but what about unspeakable acts of cruelty and violence? Sometimes we risk making the practice of forgiveness too easy. How can we work to make forgiveness more meaningful?
The Maxwell Institute is pleased to welcome Mpho Tutu van Furth, Joseph Sebarenzi, Lisa Faulkner-Byrne, and Deidre Nicole Green—individuals who have thought deeply about what forgiveness and reconciliation look like in the contexts of Rwanda, South Africa, and Ireland. They will examine forgiveness and reconciliation in diverse contexts and illuminate principles that apply more universally to everyday life. They will address religious perspectives and practical approaches to these issues.