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Congregation to confessed killer: "We do forgive you"

forgiveness on Miscellaneous - It’s a surprising message to come from one local congregation mourning the loss of their Apostle.

“Sometimes it may take a little more prayer, a little more fasting, whatever it takes- but we know ultimately the bible commands us to forgive,” says Glorious Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith Assistant Pastor Michael Girard.

Pastor JH Bowser was beaten to death with a hammer Tuesday afternoon in a church-affiliated house on N. Market Street. 24-year-old Terrence Wright

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Golden Rule inspired woman to forgive after near-death experience

forgiveness on Miscellaneous - Sr. Camille: We who live in the New York area remember with horror the teenager's prank that almost took your life and, in many ways, changed it. Would you please describe what happened to you in November 2004?

Victoria Ruvolo: I went out that night to see my 14-year-old niece perform with a band of older musicians. Despite her age, they thought she was good enough to sing with them. Thank God, my dear friend Lou Erali came with me that night. It was raining when we left the concert at about

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Chicago-based Orthodox Church leader to step down

forgiveness on Miscellaneous - The Chicago-based head of the Orthodox Church of America is officially resigning Monday.

Bishop Matthias has been on a leave of absence since allegations of "inappropriate communication with a woman" came to light in August 2012.

In a letter to parishioners, the 64-year old bishop asked for forgiveness and the national church asked him to step down in March.

Matthias would have marked his two-year anniversary as leader of the church in Chicago and the Midwest this week.

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From anger to forgiveness: Man befriends brother's killer

forgiveness on Friends - New York (CNN) - The day Anthony Colon heard his older brother had been gunned down in East Harlem, he began struggling with a rage that would last for years.

The anger wore him down. He missed him desperately.

He hated the three men who had fired 13 bullets into his brother who was unarmed.

“Oh, God, it just - it just put so much hate in my life. I hated everybody. I hated everything. It made me to be a person, like a monster,” said Colon, who considered his brother Wilfredo his only

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Are we too quick to forgive fallen politicians?

forgiveness on Politics - The classical tragedy nearly always involves a person of immense personal gifts who is derailed by a fatal flaw in his personality.

“Hubris,” the Greeks called it, the arrogant belief in one’s own greatness and infallibility that inevitably leads to a fall.

In New Jersey and throughout the country, we’ve seen plenty of it. Senators and governors, mayors and council members have all fallen prey to their own excesses and have been brought low. But now we’re witnessing a relatively new pheno

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Forgive Weiner, 'Do It For His Wife'

forgiveness on Politics - Give Anthony Weiner another chance! Slate’s William Saletan fawned over the genius political rehab strategy deployed by former disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), as he’s mulling whether to run in New York’s mayoral election this year. Saletan’s April 10 piece, laughably headlined " I'll Be His Weiner Wife, " observed how the recent Weiner expose -- sorry, I mean feature -- in a recent New York Times Magazine “doesn’t look like a strategy. It’s so deeply embedded in the narrative that you

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'Rust in hell': Irish nationalists can't forgive Iron Lady

forgiveness on Politics - Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher's hardline approach to IRA hunger strikers and her staunch support of Unionism means few nationalists in Northern Ireland are mourning her death.

Thatcher presided over the British province for more than a decade of strife, death and destruction as the "Troubles" raged.

The Irish Republican Army (IRA), the main paramilitary group fighting British rule, tried to kill her with a huge bomb that ripped apart the hotel she was staying in for the

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Oxford’s Biggar shares thoughts on Christian love and forgiveness

forgiveness on Miscellaneous - After his talk at Davidson College Monday night, Oxford University theologian Nigel Biggar took questions from the audience and one woman asked: Is it understandable to be angry and seek apologies from God if a family member is severely ill, or after a natural disaster?

It would be “appropriate if it was honest,” he replied.

That question and others like it were at the center of Biggar’s lecture, titled “Christian Love and Forgiveness in the Context of Human Conflict,” hosted by the Vann

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Miners, others who suffered Thatcher's wrath can't forgive

forgiveness on Politics - EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – Bob Young’s strongest memory of Margaret Thatcher’s time in power is the brown envelope he received in March 1985 two days before he was due back at work after the yearlong miners’ strike.

The letter, handed to the Scot’s then-12-year-old daughter, contained his P45, the form a worker gets in Britain when leaving a job or being fired. Young had been chairman of the National Union of Mineworkers at the Comrie colliery in Fife, eastern Scotland, and helped organize the wa

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Shooter, victim work together to teach prisoners about forgiveness, life-long impact of crime

forgiveness on Miscellaneous - INDIANAPOLIS - Twenty years ago, Misty Wallace was using a payphone when Keith Blackburn walked up and shot her in the face, point-blank.

"As soon as I hung up the phone, I was lying on the ground. I didn't know what hit me," Wallace said. "The bullet went down through my esophagus, severed my carotid artery and bounced up and lodged in between my muscle and my top two vertebrae were shattered."

Wallace was a high school senior with a full-ride scholarship. Blackburn was a drop-out lookin

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