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Queen uses Christmas Day speech to promote reconciliation and forgiveness

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk - The Queen used her Christmas Day broadcast to call for reconciliation between the people of Scotland in the wake of the divisive independence referendum.

In her annual address to the nation, she said that while many felt "great relief" at the ‘No’ vote, many voters still felt a sense of “great disappointment” and that bridging those differences would “take time”.

The Queen also drew on her trip to Northern Ireland, her visit to see the ceramic poppies at the Tower of London and the 1914

Forgiveness Is Liberating

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http://billmoyers.com - Archbishop Desmond Tutu oversaw South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In this 1997 speech, recently reprinted in Yes! magazine in response to calls for a truth and reconciliation process here in the US to “address the abysmal — and often lethal — racial inequalities,” Tutu talked about what the commission meant to the people of South Africa.

There have been those who have been vociferous in asserting that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), far from promoting reconci

Forgiveness or Patience

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http://blogs.thenewstribe.com - Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif after his great success visited Imran khan in Shoukat Khanam Memorial Hospital. Criticizers, analyst and supporters called its kindness of Mian Muhammad Nawaz.



Mian Muhammad Nawaz also quoted Hadith later on in his talk to media “It is not permissible for a man to forsake his Muslim brother for more than three days, each of them turning away from the other when they meet. The better of them is the one who gives the greeting of salaam first.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaar

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Polish, Ukrainian bishops call for reconciliation as anniversary of massacres approaches

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http://www.catholicculture.org - Polish and Ukrainian Catholic leaders joined in a document calling for forgiveness and reconciliation, as the 70th anniversary of the Volhynia massacres approaches.



On July 11, 1943, a force of Ukrainian nationalists launched an offensive that killed about 100,000 Poles in Nazi-occupied territory of Volhynia, around what is now the border of Poland and Ukraine. Roughly 20,000 Ukrainians were eventually killed in Polish counter-attacks.



The resolution released by Ukrainian and Catholic pre

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Nelson Mandela’s Rare Spirit of Forgiveness is SA’s Peace Today

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http://www.spyghana.com - Nadia Bilchik is a CNN editorial producer. In the piece below, she says the peace in South Africa today comes from Nelson Mandela’s rare spirit of forgiveness and reconciliation. Daily Times of Nigeria culled the material from CNN.



I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1964, the year Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the Civil Rights Act was passed in the United States, and Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison.



Mine was a relatively idyllic childho

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Rio Mayor Paes Begs Forgiveness After Roughing Up Musician

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http://www.businessweek.com - The mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, apologized today after a physical altercation with a musician in a restaurant.



Paes was dining at a restaurant located in the leafy Jardim Botanico neighborhood this weekend when Bernardo Botkay, an author and musician known as Botika, began hurling insults including “turd” and “bum” at him.



Botkay alleges that Paes approached him and punched him in the face, according to his Facebook page. Paes said the insults resulted in an argument and an ens

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Are we too quick to forgive fallen politicians?

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http://www.app.com - 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'

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http://newsbusters.org - 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

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http://www.asiaone.com - 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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Miners, others who suffered Thatcher's wrath can't forgive

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http://www.japantimes.co.jp - 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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