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As We Forgive - Stories of Reconciliation from Rwanda

Catherine Claire Larson

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bahni Turnpin

Length:

9h 3m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

34:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

33:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

30:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

25:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:44


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

25:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:31