IPJ Film Series: 'The Power of Forgiveness'

IPJ Film Series: 'The Power of Forgiveness'

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Date and Time

  • Sunday, September 11, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110





As part of the University of San Diego's commemoration of the 10th anniversary of September 11, the IPJ will host a screening of "The Power of Forgiveness."

"The Power of Forgiveness" explores recent research into the psychological and physical effects of forgiveness on individuals and within relationships under a wide variety of conditions and translates it into a popular, accessible documentary film for national public television. 

This includes feature stories on the Amish, the September 11 tragedy and peace-building in Northern Ireland, along with interviews with renowned Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, best-selling authors Thomas Moore and Marianne Williamson and others. 

The film also explores the role forgiveness holds in various faiths traditions. It provides an honest look at the intensity of anger and grief that human nature is heir to. We see in the film that there are transgressions people find themselves unwilling or unable to forgive. Through character-driven stories the film shows the role forgiveness can play in alleviating anger and grief and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits that come with it.

RSVPs are not required for this event.


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