Founded by Dr. Robert Enright, a researcher who has been studying forgiveness since 1985, the International Forgiveness Institute seeks to help people leverage Dr. Enright’s forgiveness process model in their own context.
Character & Virtue
This short video about the research by Amrisha Vaish on children, groups, and forgiveness may provide clues on how we can bridge some of what divides us.
In scientific studies on forgiveness, it’s not uncommon to hear that the benefits come to the one doing the forgiving. Is that the whole picture? Is forgiveness a sort of self-serving act?
The Greater Good Science Center is one of the best aggregators of research on forgiveness and they provide it an easily comprehendible form. We recommend this section which includes headings for “What Is Forgiveness?”, “Why Practice It?”, and “How Do I Cultivate It?”
The past few years have been full of hardship. The trouble continues for many. As C.S. Lewis’s character said in the film Shadowlands, “Experience is the most brutal of teachers. But you learn. My God, you learn.” We have learned. Now we must be wise—both smart and faithful in applying all that this trouble has taught us. Let us not miss the opportunity post-pandemic for progress.
There is much insight in Scripture on generosity, but how does that Biblical wisdom match up with what scientists are learning?