• March 15, 2019

    Forty-nine people were killed  on 15 March 2019 after shootings at t

  • April 17, 2014

    Those of us whose trade is words do well to remember the relative value of a picture and a thousand words. The front page of the Guardian yesterday (17 April 2014) presented an unforgettable instance of the power this adage can carry.

  • March 28, 2014

    "Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong". This is an epithet attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, said of Nelson Mandela, and central to a Christian understanding of strength as the power of love rather than a love for the kind of power that overwhelms.

  • December 25, 2013

    Forgiveness and reconciliation, as practiced by Nelson Mandela, show what it means to be made in God's image the Archbishop of Wales says.

  • October 16, 2013

    A Church of Scotland minister who lost his mother and other close relatives in a suicide attack on a church in Pakistan says he forgives the killers.

  • December 11, 2012

    In 1987, while travelling on behalf of the Archbishop of Canterbury to help in negotiating the release of western hostages captured by Hezbollah, Terry Waite was himself taken prisoner. He was held, largely in solitary confinement, for almost five years and was subject to torture and mock executions during the first year of his captivity.

  • August 6, 2012

    Forgiveness is not proprietary to the church, it is ‘open source’ technology belonging to all humans.

  • March 14, 2011

    That senior US politician Newt Gingrich tried to be forgiven for his infidelities while using “patriotism” and “overworking” excuses is what leads many to see a usually serious act turning out to have been rather comic, says Martin Marty, reporting on the media response in North America.

  • January 26, 2011

    The head of the Sudan Council of Churches has backed a call for southerners to forgive northerners for the deaths and atrocities of the 21-year civil war.

  • September 15, 2010

    To tolerate in the sense of acknowledging that different experiences are likely to produce different outcomes, and that without the experience, we should tread the paths of judgement with great care, is wise and charitable, says Jill Segger. This forbearance is perhaps better perceived as humility than as tolerance.