Yesterday, Jackson Mvunganyi of Voice of America's Upfront segment interviewed me on the proces off forgiving, whether we should forget, and if reconciliation practices in Rwanda are transferable. The program aired today across Africa and the conversation is an interesting one, ranging from man on the street interviews to a spokesperson from the Forgiveness Project and others. Jackson is originally from Rwanda.
Also, today, Jason Boyett of the Pocket Guide series featured As We Forgive: Stories of Reconciliation on his blog. Here's a short bit of what he had to say:
I can't say I fully understand that kind of extreme forgiveness or even want to understand it, but I'm pretty sure I agree. Faced with tragedy or heartache, you can choose to carry the burden of anger around with you forever. Or you can forgive. It doesn't take away the pain or grief. But it does help you excape the corrosive burden of anger, bitterness, and revenge. Grief can be turned into strength, but bitterness is almost always detrimental.
He's offering a free copy of the book to one lucky commenter.