Tuesday, April 1, 2008

On Forgiveness and Unconditional Love (BSU, 1124 @9am)

*Note: This is not a mandatory assignment.

Greetings, I hope you all are doing well.

To follow up on our classroom conversation on Monday, about the idea of being against the death penalty, except in exceptional circumstances, feel encouraged to visit the website of Bill Moyers Journal, assessing his piece "On Amish Grace."

At said website, you will find texts and a video-cast featuring the Amish community's steadfast commitment to (religious) principle in the face of tragedy. To the point, some five young Amish girls (in 2006) were murdered by an assailant, and the Amish community, although grieving, found a way to forgive the killer (though he killed himself). Even more, members of the Amish community went to the assailant's funeral, consoled the killer's family and did not seek revenge -- to the astonishment of the global public.

If your time allows, check out the former website to find out how the "impossible" is possible-- in this age of War and Terror.

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