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45 years later, survivor says ‘forgiveness sets us free’

forgiveness on Miscellaneous - Jordan Simmons III vividly remembers what has become known as the “Orangeburg Massacre,” but he refuses to be bitter despite being shot in the neck on Feb. 8, 1968.

He would rather spend his time urging peace and unity among future generations.

“What we must do as survivors, along with others concerned about our nation’s well-being, is throw our collective resources into preventing future occurrences even remotely comparable to the ‘Orangeburg Massacre,’” Simmons said Friday.

“Let us r

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Forgive me, just doing my duty

forgiveness on Miscellaneous - The hangman who carried-out the execution of Afzal Guru, convicted in the Parliament attack case, was brought from outside Delhi. As part of norms, the hangman while executing Afzal tendered his apology by saying that “he is performing his duty”.

Talking to this newspaper, Director General (Prisons) Tihar Jail, Vimla Mehra, said, “We called a hangman from outside Delhi”.

However, she refused to divulge more information. “He was hanged traditionally as other death convicts are hanged,” said

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Key to forgiveness | Opinion

forgiveness on Miscellaneous - In this world of peacocks and poseurs, he stood out by not standing out. Quietly spoken, with a Belfast brogue softened by a childhood in south-east England, he drew little attention to himself. Which was, no doubt, why Patrick Magee could pass unnoticed as he toured the United Kingdom in 1978, planting 16 bombs in various cities and, then again, in 1984, when he blew up Brighton’s Grand Hotel during the Conservative party conference, killing five people.

Among his victims that night was Tor

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Wilson: Mercy, forgiveness in the movies and the gospel

forgiveness on Miscellaneous - Have you seen the new version of "Les Misérables?"

I have not, but I know the story. It follows several people in early 19th century France, including a man named Jean Valjean. Valjean is 25 years old when the story begins and is living with his sister and her seven children. He is a hard worker, willing to work virtually any job in order to provide for his sister and her children.

A severe winter makes work unavailable so Valjean is not able to buy food. In the middle of a cold night, Va

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Chris Brown and forgiveness in American culture

forgiveness on Miscellaneous - It should come as no surprise to anyone who takes even the occasional glance at the covers of the tabloids in line at the grocery store that R&B singer Chris Brown has found himself in court once again after breaking the terms of his parole. Brown reportedly did not complete a single hour of the community service he was sentenced to following his brutal attack on singer Rihanna, his girlfriend.

This comes two weeks after running away from the police after Brown and his entourage fought fell

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The key to forgiveness is the refusal to seek revenge | Giles Fraser | UK news | The Guardian

forgiveness on Miscellaneous - Giles Fraser: Loose canon: The problem with our retributive model of justice is that it can easily serve to perpetuate violence and hatred

He was a short, plumpish academic-looking man in his 60s, with a neat beard and walking stick, clearly uncomfortable among the prawn canapes of a trendy Soho hotel. In this world of peacocks and poseurs, he stood out by not standing out. Quietly spoken, with a Belfast brogue softened by a childhood in East Anglia, he drew little attention to himself. Whic

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Is it time to give Chris Brown the forgiveness he demands? Hell no | Gigwise

forgiveness on Miscellaneous - At Gigwise we don't like Chris Brown very much. But this isn't simply because he beat Rihanna into a bloody pulp in 2009, turning the then-fledgling r&b singer into an international hate figure.

Neither do we dislike Chris Brown for apparently 'faking' the community service he was forced to serve after the incident. We don't dislike him for having a tattoo on his neck which bears a striking resemblance to a woman's beaten face. Our dislike isn't down to him dressing up as a Taliban fighter f

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Widow of preacher murdered on Christmas Eve will forgive his killers - Telegraph

forgiveness on Miscellaneous - The widow of a lay preacher who was murdered on his way to a Christmas service has told his funeral service about her determination ''to turn aside from hatred, vengeance, unforgiveness and retaliation towards those who had killed him''.

Maureen Greaves told a packed St Saviour's Church, near her home in High Green, Sheffield about the love she shared with her husband, Alan - ''a truly beautiful man''.

Hundreds of people listened to her eulogy to her late husband not only in St Saviour'

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Anger and Forgiveness in Martin Moran’s All the Rage - The Brooklyn Rail

forgiveness on Miscellaneous - Rail: What kind of questions would you say interest you?

Moran: Questions like, what is forgiveness? Why do we hurt each other? What is reconciliation? How do we move on from things that cleave us? These are the questions I always seem to come back to in my work. I’m just exploring them on deeper and deeper levels.

Rail: And were there solo performers who’ve inspired you along the way?

Moran: Well, you.

Rail: Nice of you to say.

Moran: No, really. Your work inspired me tremendous

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Gunman in 2011 River Garden murder begs for forgiveness from victim’s mother

forgiveness on Miscellaneous - Rufus Bray, 22, begged the mother of 26-year-old Antoine Martin to find a way to forgive him as he pleaded guilty last week to fatally shooting her son during an argument while they rode in a car together in the 2100 block of Rousseau Street in May of 2011, according to a report by Claire Galofaro of the Times-Picayune. Bray received a 30-year-prison sentence, and Martin’s mother said she pitied him because her own son also had good qualities but was unable to resist getting caught up in a dang

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