In Catholic understanding, Jesus gave his disciples the power to forgive sins.
Following the sexual abuse scandals, there is a push to force the Catholic Church to compromise the confidentiality of the confessional. A Catholic scholar explains why confession is so important.
Blowing the shofar during Rosh Hashana is one of the holiday’s many traditions.
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Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are quintessentially Jewish holidays, but an ethicist argues that their values around becoming a better human being, transcend any one religion.
Muslim women at a prayer service at a mosque in Redmond, Washington, to mark the end of Ramadan and the start of Eid-al-Fitr in 2016.
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Muslims throughout the world will celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, a celebration at the end of Ramadan. Here's an introduction to this important feast and its partner, Eid al-Adha.
‘I’m not perfect – and I know you aren’t, either.’
If you're having issues with your partner, one of you might need a nice dose of humility.
What better gift this Christmas than a peace offering?
Forgiveness isn't about minimising or forgetting the pain we feel. It's about letting go of our feelings of resentment and revenge.
Squirrel Hill neighbors embrace, after hearing of the shootings at the Tree of Life synagogue, Oct. 27, 2018.
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Fred Rogers was not blind to evil, but he still taught love in the face of it. His real neighborhood under attack, his neighbors showed love and forgiveness that can teach and inspire us all.
Mike Wheeler (Sam Smith) and his taxi driver (Sher Alam Miskeen Ustad) in Jirga.
Jirga has a clear message to the Taliban, Westerners, and other Afghans - even in the horror of warfare you can’t escape moral accountability.
The statue of Marcus Aurelius Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome.
On World Mental Health Day, a philosopher explains how to learn from the stoicism of Roman philosophers.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu ‘s deep spirituality drove him to fight for freedom and justice.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is first and foremost, a spiritual leader, a man of deep prayer. This motivated his participation in supporting South Africa's liberation struggle.
A scholar explains how mercy could be a simple act of opening oneself to those with opposing views.
A woman stands near an exhibit of photographs of victims of the Holocaust called the ‘Klarsfeld Pillars’ in New York.
Can the Nazis be forgiven? A rabbi explains why this question needs a more profound examination of some of Judaism's deepest ethical mores and theological beliefs
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The presidential turkey pardoning draws on a language of forgiveness common to many religious traditions.
Apologies can help improve the feelings of someone hurt.
Research shows that even four-year-olds feel better after an apology and view people who apologize as nicer than those who don't.
Can Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Dylann Roof be forgiven — and should they? Forgiveness is not an isolated, one-time act but a longer commitment to acceptance back into a community.
‘My huff is without bottom’
New research suggests that there is a link between the grudges we bear and our memories of the events in question
It is much easier for people to forgive those who wrong them when some form of punishment is involved. Led by Peter Strelan…