Forgiving Society

This series of messages focuses on how hope can be a catalyst to personal and societal acts of forgiveness.

    • Hope Deniers

      The Academic Appeals Board had three cases before it. All involved students who were denied readmission to the same college in the university after they had been suspended. All denials were from the same academic administrator. Present was the Appeal Board and the...

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    • Living When All Hope is Lost

      Esther (Löwy) Béjarano was born in 1924. She was the daughter of a Jewish cantor born in Germany. She learned to play the piano as a child, and this ended up saving her life. When the Nazis took over in Germany, she tried to emigrate to Palestine but was captured. She...

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    • Redemption

      Elaine Roulet was called to a life of religious service and became a Roman Catholic nun. She dedicated her life to prison reform for women. Her basic belief was that children of women in prison shouldn’t be adversely impacted by their mothers’ wrong doings. She...

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    • Overcoming Flaws

      It was a magnificent slate of marble and it promised to yield a statue that would be spectacular. But two sculptors gave up on the project. The flaws inside the slab made it unusable. The slab remained untouched in a courtyard for 25 years. A 26-year-old accepted...

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