The Power of Forgiveness
Can your community grow further in forgiveness and understanding?
Call to Action
The Power of Forgiveness can help your religious community:
•Form a discussion group to address the connection between forgiveness and justice and how this can affect issues within the local community.
•Bring intentional forgiveness language into church life, from education opportunities to liturgy.
•Identify specific issues within the congregation and apply the tools and resources discussed to create change.
•Make connections between the healing tools of forgiveness as a way to further multifaith dialogue>
Bookmark this organization: Auburn recommends you visit the Web site With Forgiveness to learn more about healing communities that have a focus on the healing power of forgiveness. Click here for more.
To keep the conversation going around The Power of Forgiveness, Auburn recommends:
•Taking a forgiveness quiz and learn more about how forgiving you are. Click here to take this quiz.
• Screening exerpts of this film for youth in your community.
• Using these hand-outs and articles to create an education program.
• Bring this story into your congregation and for the message of the week.
•Keeping a copy in your lending library.
Synopsis and Purchase Information
The Power of Forgiveneess explores this important work and translates it into a popular, accessible documentary film for public television. The broadcast is only one part of a national outreach effort that includes a community conversation campaign, this website, a national screening tour and a companion book. The focus is on the emergent understanding of contemporary clinical and academic research that shows forgiveness is validated as having real potential for personal and spiritual transformation. At the same time the film points to the centrality of forgiveness as a virtue in many of the world’s great religions and the struggle that people of all faiths have in honoring it.
To learn more about how to purchase this film and how it can be a resource to your community click here.