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Forgiveness: A Time to Love & A Time to Hate

March 10, 2015
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S+L presents Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate. The PBS film provides an intimate look into the spontaneous outpouring of forgiveness: from the Amish families for the 2006 shooting of their children in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania; the struggle of '60s radicals to cope with the serious consequences of their violent acts of protest; the shattering of a family after the mother abandons them, only to return seeking forgiveness; the legacy and divisiveness of apartheid and the aftermath of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings in South Africa; the penitential journey of a modern-day Germany, confronting the horrific acts of the Holocaust; and the riveting stories of survivors of the unimaginably, brutal Rwandan genocide.
Once a uniquely religious word, forgiveness now is changing and there is no consensus about what it is and what it is becoming. However you define forgiveness, its power is real — and never more so when it struggles with the unforgivable. Inevitably, as Whitney reveals, its new role in the world raises serious and complex questions: why is forgiveness in the air today; what does that say about us and the times we live in; what are its power, its limitations and in some instances its dangers; has it been cheapened or deepened... or both?
"If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive.– Mother Teresa
Giving voice to the stories of nations and individuals who have suffered and struggled to forgive, Forgiveness provides a moving and much-needed chronicle of reconciliation.

Forgiveness airs on S+L March 22, 2015 at 8:30 pm ET/ 5:30 pm PT (part 1) & March 29, 2015 at 8:30 pm ET/ 5:30 pm PT.

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