An Afternoon of Forgiveness
Thank you to our network of support in this much needed social endeavor: Forgiveness
Forgiveness Network of Supporters
3Sisters Sustainable Management, LLC, Ben Bingham – Founder and CEO. 3Sisters Sustainable Management is dedicated to addressing the serious environmental and social issues of our time through sustainable investing in capital markets, striving to use the power of private capital to support and promote a just, sustainable world. www.3sistersinvest.com
Camp Dreamcatcher, Patty Hillkirk – Founder and Director. Camp Dreamcatcher has been providing free therapeutic and educational programs for HIV/AIDS infected and/or affected youth for seventeen years. Camp Dreamcatcher feels it is important for kids to have a special place that was safe, supportive and nurturing, a place to express their feelings of fear, sadness and anger with adults who understand and with children who may share their burdens. www.campdreamcatcher.org
Findhorn Foundation – The Findhorn Foundation is a spiritual community, ecovillage and an international centre for holistic education in Scotland, helping to unfold a new human consciousness and create a positive and sustainable future. Education at Findhorn is an experiential and transformative process – changing lives and changing the world. www.findhorn.org
Institute of Forgiveness and Reconciliation, Catherine Nerney, SSJ, Ph.D. – Director. The mission of the Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation at Chestnut Hill College grows out of the legacy of the Sisters of Saint Joseph and their mission of unity and love for all without distinction. www.chc.edu/institute_for_forgiveness_and_reconciliation
The Mind Body Spirit Expo, Anne Khoury – Owner. Mind Body Spirit Expo is dedicated to natural health and human potential. It is the largest Holistic and Human Potential expo in the Northeast United States, with renowned guest speakers such as Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra, workshops, lectures, yoga classes and natural food courts. Anne is also the publisher of New Visions Magazine, A monthly magazine of interviews and articles offering healthy choices for living in harmony.
The Path to Forgiveness, Eileen Barker – Director. Eileen is a forgiveness teacher, coach, and leader in the movement to integrate emotional healing and forgiveness in conflict resolution. A practicing litigation lawyer who rejected the traditional adversarial role, she has focused her practice on mediation and conflict resolution, helping people resolve disputes outside of court. www.thepathofforgiveness.com
Tariq Khamisa Foundation, Azim Khamisa – Founder and Chairman. Following the murder of his only son, Tariq, in 1995 through a senseless, gang-related incident, Azim chose the path of forgiveness and compassion rather than revenge. Azim’s forgiveness work has reached millions through international speaking, public and corporate workshops, video and audio recordings and four published books about Forgiveness. www.azimkhamisa.com
Triskeles Foundation, Clemens Pietzner – President/Executive Director. Triskeles believes that aligning practice with purpose – at the individual level, in the community, and on a global scale – is the way to achieve a positive future. Triskeles’ mission is to co-create a conscious and sustainable world through enlightened philanthropy. www.triskeles.org
Gratefulness.org – inspired by the teachings of Br. David Steindl-Rast and colleagues, A Network for Grateful Living (ANG*L) provides education and support for the practice of grateful living as a global ethic. Gratefulness – the full response to a given moment and all it contains – is a universal practice that fosters personal transformation, cross-cultural understanding, interfaith dialogue, intergenerational respect, nonviolent conflict resolution, and ecological sustainability.
Father Ubald Rugirangoga, a Catholic priest for 25 years, survived the 1994 Rwandan genocide of the Tutsi people where one million people were killed in 90 days. He lost 80 members of his own family and 45,000 of his congregation. He is renowned for bringing healing, forgiveness, peace, and reconciliation to all people throughout the world. The Government of Rwanda seeks him out for advice on forgiveness and reconciliation as the country continues to rebuild after the devastation of the genocide.