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As We Forgive: Stories of Reconciliation from Rwanda

Catherine Claire Larson
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Inspired by the award-winning film of the same name. If you were told that a murderer was to be released into your neighborhood, how would you feel... Read More

Inspired by the award-winning film of the same name.

If you were told that a murderer was to be released into your neighborhood, how would you feel? But what if it weren't only one, but thousands? Could there be a common roadmap to reconciliation? Could there be a shared future after unthinkable evil?

If forgiveness is possible after the slaughter of nearly a million in a hundred days in Rwanda, then today, more than ever, we owe it to humanity to explore how one country is addressing perceptual, social-psychological, and spiritual dimensions to achieve a more lasting peace. If forgiveness is possible after genocide, then perhaps there is hope for the comparably smaller rifts that plague our relationships, our communities, and our nation.

Based on personal interviews and thorough research, As We Forgive returns to the boundary lines of genocide's wounds and traces the route of reconciliation in the lives of Rwandans--victims, widows, orphans, and perpetrators--whose past and future intersect. We find in these stories how suffering, memory, and identity set up roadblocks to forgiveness, while mediation, truth-telling, restitution, and interdependence create bridges to healing.

As We Forgive explores the pain, the mystery, and the hope through seven compelling stories of those who have made this journey toward reconciliation. The result is a narrative that breathes with humanity and is as haunting as it is hopeful.

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  • Contributor(s)Catherine Claire Larson
  • About the Contributor(s) Catherine Claire Larson is a senior writer and editor of Prison Fellowship and BreakPoint. With a bachelor's degree in English...Catherine Claire Larson is a senior writer and editor of Prison Fellowship and BreakPoint. With a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in theological studies, Larson hopes to give voice to Rwandans who are involved in one of the most closely watched experiments in forgiveness in our world today. show more
  • ISBN-139780310287308
  • Publish Date02/03/2009
  • PublisherZondervan
  • Format Softcover
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Weight (lbs)0.64 lb
  • Case Weight (lbs)30.69 lb
  • Dimensions 8.0(h) x 5.5(w) x 0.75(d) inches
  • Pages288
  • Price $11.19

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