Posts Tagged ‘forgiveness’

It may be in the recognition, public recognition, of past wrongs that we take small steps towards peace.  Notably, the Prime Minister of Australia gave a moving speech this week, and took a courageous stand in articulating a dark period in that nation’s history:

“For the pain, suffering and hurt of these ‘Stolen Generations’, their descendants and for their families left behind, we say sorry,” he said. “To the mothers and the fathers, the brothers and the sisters, for the breaking up of families and communities, we say sorry; and for the indignity and degradation thus inflicted on a proud people and a proud culture, we say sorry.”

 Apology has been made; will there be forgiveness?

 “Tribal elders are welcoming Prime Minister Rudd’s apology, saying that for the first time they feel embraced and valued by Australian society.”

See the article here.

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