A Change of Heart: Internal Narratives, Forgiveness & Health

A Graduate Master’s Thesis on Forgiveness by Dominican University Scholar Keiko Ehret In this thesis I investigate the interconnectedness of forgiveness as a narrative, as a philosophical, religious and cultural phenomenon, and the ways in which forgiveness is increasingly being used as a vehicle for improving health and psychological well-being. By threading together how scholars in a variety of fields have approached these areas of study, we can better…

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Spirituality and Community Building

Can forgiveness be granted to those who have committed terrorist acts?  Can one forgive in the absence of apology or remorse? Can there be reconciliation following mass murder? These are some of the questions the Forgiveness and Reconciliation section of the Community Tool Box addresses. This resource has grown out of the work of The Forgiveness Project and has been developed with support from the Charter for Compassion and…

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Forgiveness – The F Word: A Conversation with Louisa Hext

Interviewed by Riane Eisler, JD, PhD (hon) “To forgive is not just to be altruistic. It is the best form of self-interest.”-Rev. Desmond Tutu Riane Eisler: Louisa, your work represents an important initiative of The Forgiveness Project. What, in your own life, led you to this work? Louisa Hext: I have always been drawn to visual representations of people’s emotions and interactions, particularly through photography. I was involved in…

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