A former minister of police in South Africa's apartheid regime has again washed the feet of people he says he wronged while head of one of the most feared arms of the State - but this time they were apartheid's 'foot soldiers' themselves.
The world's oldest pupil, Kimani Ng'ang'a Maruge, has embraced Christianity and been baptised, five years after he began studying at primary school at the age of 85 and learned how to read the Bible. He says he has learned to forgive his enemies.
Gulu in northern Uganda looks as peaceful as any small African town, writes Fredrick Nzwili. However, its inhabitants now have to come to terms with the terrible crimes that were committed here during 22 years of civil war.
Pope Benedict XVI has declared in one of his key Christmas messages that believers facing persecution, torture and death in some parts of the world and those who die forgiving their killers are a sign of hope and faith for humanity.
A Ugandan rebel group which has committed appalling human rights abuses over the years and has been implicated in cult-like religion has said it realises it was wrong and wishes to seek forgiveness from its many victims.
On the sixth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorists attacks, Desmond M. Tutu, Anglican Archbishop emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa delivered a message of forgiveness to those gathered at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd on the campus of General Theological Seminary (GTS) in New York City.