Even incomplete or insincere apologies have restorative value.
A historian of the residential schools explains how religion played a key role in assimilationist systems for Indigenous children in Canada and the United States.
Whether this apology has truly advanced the goal of healing may become evident only in years and decades to come.
Our analysis revealed the relative attention our news and opinion pieces gave to First Nations peoples began to grow steadily from around 2005, with a huge peak in 2007.
The Expungement Act was a centrepiece of the federal government’s apology to LGBTQ2 Canadians. But figures indicate only nine people have successfully had their convictions cleared.
Cuomo used language that people forced to apologize often deploy to avoid taking responsibility and show genuine contrition. An expert on public apologies suggests three don'ts and a do.
US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia may have expressed regrets over controversial comments and social media postings. But not to the public, and not in a way that would mitigate harm.
A hundred years ago, peaceful Indian protesters were massacred under British colonial rule. A scholar argues why a formal apology is overdue.
Sometimes aggrieved parties simply want an apology, and this would be an important provision under the draft legislation.
Organizations try to hide mistakes and evade responsibility, studies show. But two scholars analyzing militant and terrorist groups say they are willing to acknowledge their mistakes – sometimes.
Forgiveness isn’t about minimising or forgetting the pain we feel. It’s about letting go of our feelings of resentment and revenge.
Popes are not infallible, yet apologies are rare.
The role of universities in the shameful Indian residential school system needs to be addressed. The president of one of Canada’s leading universities explains why it’s time to apologize.
Public apologies are a type of performance before a larger audience, and they are to be understood in terms that are different from a private apology.