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.”