AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. (RNS) — Now 11 years into his imprisonment, Naveed Haq is the new imam for the Airway Heights Correctional Main Facility in Airway Heights, Wash. In his new role, he's trying to lead by example in conveying remorse to...
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VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pontiff's comments, and his renewed commitment to hold bishops accountable, came in the preface to a new book by an abuse victim.
Drawing on the long traditions of forgiveness in the world’s religions, this very public act of pardoning reminds us about the important role rituals themselves play in society.
MONROVIA (Reuters) Everyone likes a good redemption story, and there are few more remarkable than that of notorious Liberian warlord 'General Butt Naked.'
Apologizing: It is a very simple thing, but sometimes even grown-ups find it surprisingly hard to do.
(RNS) An outstretched hand is usually received better than a wagging finger.
(RNS) Trying to start a race war, a gunman killed nine black people at Mother Emanuel church. For some in Charleston, it was a test of faith.
(RNS) Can we, as a nation, do better than killing those who kill in order to show that killing is wrong?
(RNS) There is a striking facet of the recent tragedies that shines brightly amidst their grim darkness: The witness of Christians who, in the face of evil, have displayed the love of their savior and the forgiveness he alone can bring.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) A person who has confessed “with a sincere heart” and is repentant cannot be denied forgiveness, the pope said.
(RNS) The forgiveness in Charleston and Boston has startled and moved people. But it has also provoked skeptics who wonder why -- in the face of little, late or no remorse -- victims have pronounced these violent young men "forgiven."
(RNS) How does one muster the courage, the conviction, the moral fiber to grant such a gift to someone who has already taken so much?
(RNS) As a not-so-famous blue-collar sage once told me: “Selfishness and entitlement are such fast-growing weeds.”