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Forgiveness as One of Many Ways of Handling Injustices

Presented by: Prof. Everett Worthington

Date: June 9, 2021

Time: 12:00pm EDT

In this last Human Development webinar before the summer, we will host a renowned researcher and scholar in the fields of spirituality and forgiveness, Prof. E. Worthington, who will share his research and perspectives with IIITs audiences.

“There are many ways to handle Injustice–including seeking or observing justice, appealing to God for justice, forbearing, accepting and moving on, and even psychological ways like recognizing that we may have provoked the injustice therefore justifying it. In fact, we can use many of these ways at the same time to reduce the amount of injustice that we feel has been done to us. One additional method of dealing with injustices, which is especially good if we have become bitter and resentful over the injustice, is forgiving.  Forgiving is difficult, but is pleasing to God. In this talk, I attempt to put forgiveness into context of these many ways of dealing with injustice and showing how we can forgive if that is what we believe we are being called to do.”


Everett Worthington, Ph.D., is Commonwealth Professor Emeritus working from the Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. He holds a Faculty Affiliate appointment at the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University. He continues to be active in research and speaking around the world. He has published over 40 books and around 500 articles and scholarly chapters, mostly on forgiveness, humility and positive psychology, marriage, and family topics, and religion and spirituality. He also has developed the REACH Forgiveness model (see

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