forgiveness

forgiveness

By Shari Motro April 11, 2014

How does one leave home in peace? Shari Motro reflects on how we all can find our way back, using the abundant lessons of the relationship between Pharaoh and Moses in the Exodus story. On the other side of it all, forgiveness and gratitude resides.

By Jay Blossom December 14, 2013

The season of Advent is not only a time of preparation, but one of sorrow and mourning. It's a time for reflection + remembrance of those loved ones we lost. Jay Blossom reflects on letting go of his father — and the necessity of finding the time to lament and hope for a better world ahead.

May 28, 2012

I first began to gain a kind of respect for the revenge impulse in human life when we worked, in the early days of this program, on a show about the death penalty. I came to understand that revenge was the original “criminal justice system.” For most of human history, prior to the rule of law, prior to structures of justice that transcend the messiness of human interaction, the threat of retaliation has been a primary tool humans possessed to pursue justice and also to deter cycles of violence. I’ll never forget Sister Helen Prejean, a great campaigner against the death penalty, The Last Words of Texas' Death Row Inmatsdescribing anger as a moral response. The question, of course, is where we let that anger take us.

April 13, 2012

The poet Elizabeth Alexander once asked, “What if the mightiest word is love?”

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September 22, 2011

Two thoroughly humorous and enriching animated shorts on teshuva (repentance) + slicha (forgiveness) from artist Hanan Harchol

May 20, 2011

A nourishing story of forgiveness, mercy, and redemption. Yes, StoryCorps does it again.

November 23, 2010

The director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Project connects the dots between compassion and vulnerability.

April 03, 2010

A listener's story about a heinous crime reminds one of Desmond Tutu speaking about forgiveness during the South African truth and reconciliation process.

March 27, 2010

Getting Revenge and Forgiveness with Michael McCulloughWe originally produced “Getting Revenge and Forgiveness” in the bitter midst of the 2008 election season. And when we first decided on the current program schedule just weeks ago, we had no idea that this show would land in another dramatic moment of recriminatory public emotion, over health care and other issues, in an already charged political climate.

September 24, 2009

As the glitz of the Emmys starts to fade, and the cast of 30 Rock laugh and smile all the way back to New York with their third consecutive Best Comedy Series award, I am reminded of our pal Oscar Wilde. The writers for 30 Rock and the late playwright are all masters of wise-cracking, snappy writing and to us impart their brand of wisdom (usually backhanded).

I watched a production of “The Importance of Being Earnest,” last week, which had all the puns, double-speak, and plot twists as any of the best modern day sit-coms. In the last scene of the play, Jack finds out that a lie he’s been telling other people for years is actually true and offers this simple act of apology… sort of.

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August 02, 2009

The story of a woman whose son was murdered, and her struggle to end the cycle of violence in north Minneapolis.

November 11, 2008

Sometimes forgiveness comes easiest to the youngest of us.

November 09, 2008

Marie Howe uses poetry to explore disagreement + the distance between people.

November 07, 2008

Our intern draws upon music suggestions as she reflects on global reaction to U.S. politics.

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November 03, 2008

The story of a woman whose son was murdered, and her struggle to end the cycle of violence in north Minneapolis.

September 10, 2008

We asked for your song recommendations, and you delivered scores of them.

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