Find excerpts, videos and other resources from "The Journey" and "Forgiveness and Reconciliation" on the theme of forgiveness.
An Act of Repentance by Yvette Moore
07/01/2012 Delegates to General Conference 2012 used United Methodist Women resources to prepare for a service of atonement for a 1864 massacre native Americans; beyond repentance for past wrongs in the US, the service denounced modern-day genocidal policies and actions against indigenous people around the world.
Religion Communicators Call for Civil Discourse About 9/11 by religioncommunicators.org
09/01/2011 The Religion Communicators Council urged journalists and bloggers to "pursue accuracy, respect and understanding of people of all faiths and faith communities." The statement is in a resolution adopted Aug. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia by the board of governors for the 400-member interfaith council.
Being in Struggle to be Human in Daily Life: A Reflection on 9/11 by Glory E. Dharmaraj
09/01/2011 Someone once said that we are what we remember. Our memories of 9/11 testify to the influence of those who lost their life and those who survived the calamitous disaster on our personal and national life.
Right Relationships: Video and Study Guide
09/01/2011 The tragic events of September 11th traumatized the entire world. In its wake, interfaith dialogue was overshadowed by discrimination, media sensationalism, and a loss of respect for people of different faiths. The Christian community must help re-open the conversation. This video and study guide are resources in starting interfaith conversations we need to have in a post-September 11th society.
Same Difference: Video
09/01/2011 An edited sample of the Same Difference documentary that explores interfaith issues.
In the Quest for Forgiveness and Reconciliation: A Challenge for Women in Kamina/DR Congo by Guy Mande
07/27/2011 Used by permission: De Gruchy introduces the notion of reconciliation in the light of the South African experience of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a body which promoted the rebirth of the South African nation.
Issumagijoujungnianermik: From the Eskimo - "not being able to think about it or remember it any more." by Carol R. Fielding from her blog Living The Blessing
07/05/2011 Issumagijoujungnianermik is not a commonly used word. Its use imparts a special kind of forgiveness on the part of the speaker to the recipient. When this word is used, the offender is forgiven to the point in which the offended will never again bring up the offense.
The Peacemakers by Mary Kate Sweeney
06/20/2011 JustPeace Center equips the church to engage conflict head on with love
Introduction to 'The Journey' by Glory E. Dharmaraj
05/25/2011 Glory Dharmaraj introduces 'The Journey' web supplement.
Same Difference: A Study Guide to Facilitate Interfaith Dialogue
05/24/2011 Called to Be Neighbors and Witnesses: Matthew 22:37–39; Truth-telling and Listening: Mark 14:17–18; Rehumanizing the Other: Matthew 22:38–39, Matthew 6:12; Called to the Ministry of Reconciliation: 2 Corinthians 5:16–20, Matthew 5:9
Anne Gallagher's Forgiveness Story by Anne Gallagher
05/23/2011 Listen to Anne Gallagher's story of forgiveness as a nurse in the midst of the English-Irish turmoil in Belfast, Ireland.
Listen to "In Your Shoes" by Jenny Youngman
05/20/2011 MP3 audio companion piece to Forgiveness and Reconciliaton - the 2011 spiritual growth youth study.
The Journey of Forgiveness, Rehumanizing the Other and the Choice to Forgive by Stephanie Hixon & Thomas Porter
05/17/2011 We look more closely at the importance of the other’s story, the one who has harmed, and the power of rehumanizing the other and the gift of forgiveness.
The United Methodist Church Seeks Forgiveness by Jennifer Youngman
05/16/2011 In 2005, the annual conferences of The United Methodist Church focused on confession and healing in the area of racism in the church.
Bible Snapshots of Forgiveness by Jennifer Youngman
05/16/2011 Broken, forgiven, reconciled. This is the recurring theme throughout the stories of the Scriptures.
Mission Study on "Israel-Palestine" Is Consistent with United Methodist Policy
02/19/2008 A comprehensive 1996 statement on Christian-Jewish relations by The United Methodist Church's legislating General Conference strongly reiterated the denomination's opposition to all forms of anti-Semitism.i Four years later, the quadrennial General Conference, which is the only entity that speaks for the whole church, urged United Methodists to observe Yom HaShoah, the annual Holocaust Memorial Day,ii and also addressed Israeli-Palestinian relations in the Middle East.
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