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Why Can’t We Just Apologize?

Zehr, Howard
June 4, 2015

Source: (2007) The Crime Victims Report. 11(3):38.

“Even before the Amish community’s response to the murders at the Nickel Mines, PA, school, the concept of forgiveness had been getting a great deal of attention in academic and popular venues. But what about apology? What makes up an apology, and what is its role? And why is a real apology so hard, and so rare?” (excerpt) In this article Mr. Zehr touches on the aspects of the Power of Apology; Components of Genuine Apology; Vulnerability; Forgiveness Does Not Eliminate Accountability; Apology for Slavery; and the Miracle of Forgiveness.


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