The Politics of Forgiveness and Reconciliation: A Way Out of the Dynamics of Conflict and Revenge

Abstract

In fact Forgiveness may be contrary to human logic that often yields to the dynamics of conflict and revenge. But forgiveness is inspired by the logic of love. One needs to forgive others as well. The new person is a forgiven person, a person who makes restitution, a person who is honest about failings and weaknesses, a person who is open to the future and who recognizes the dignity of all. This paper calls all men and women and politicians across the globe to a stubborn fact that forgiveness is a key to peace and love which we as individuals and the world in general need today more than ever to effect a genuine and lasting healing and eschew reprisal conflict and revenge.

Keywords: Conflict, Genocide, Reconciliation., forgiveness, vengeance


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Pages: 29-46 (Download PDF)

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