Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be honored as a Champion of Forgiveness by the Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance and be presented to Desmond Tutu on October 7 in South Africa. A video of the presentation will be viewed at the Forgiveness Day celebration on Friday October 7, 2016 at the Mill Valley Community Center. October 7th is also Tutu’s 85th birthday.[...]
In 1990, Nelson Mandela was given his freedom after serving 27 years in prison for leading protests against the apartheid government of South Africa. Four years later, he was elected President of South Africa. He kept his country from slipping into a bloody war of revenge and retribution by Mandela emphasizing forgiveness and reconciliation between the country’s racial groups. He created the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and appointed as its head, his friend, Bishop Desmond Tutu, to investigate past human rights abuses. He is held in deep respect within South Africa, where he is often referred to by his Xhosa clan name,Madiba, or as Tata (“Father”), and described as the “Father of the Nation.” Nelson Mandela died in 1999.[...]
Eileen Barker, a San Francisco Bay Area attorney, has added a new twist to the practice of law – forgiveness.
Eileen is a practicing litigation attorney who specializes in the contentious world of mediation. She has learned through experience that even when a settlement is reached, there can still be resentment and mistrust between the parties involved. So, Eileen now takes the process one step further. She coaches her clients to integrate emotional healing and forgiveness in the conflict resolution process.[...]
Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani to Receive Champion of Forgiveness Award
"Forgiveness creates peace in the mind, which in turn ensures a well–balanced body." Those are the words of Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani spiritual leader of the Sadhu Vaswani Mission in India. He is the creator of the Moment of Calm which attracted over 18 million people to join his Wave of Forgiveness around the world. For his influential work in promoting global forgiveness, Dada Vaswani will be honored as a Champion of Forgiveness by the Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance. The award will be presented on Forgiveness Day, Friday October 7, 2016 at the Mill Valley Community Center from 7:00 – 9:00 PM on Friday October 7, 2016. [...]
For his innovative work in the field of forgiveness, Dr. Leonard Laskow will be honored as a Champion of Forgiveness by the Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance.
Leonard Laskow is a Stanford trained physician, who has studied the healing power of love for the past 33 years. He created the process known Holoenergetic Healing, the basis of the breakthrough book, Healing with Love.[...]
When the young African American, Oscar Grant, was shot and killed while handcuffed by a police officer, his uncle, Cephus "Uncle Bobby" Johnson, went through an emotional roller coaster, He felt rage, pain, shock, grief and revenge, but most all the need to do something. That need led him to become a much beloved presence and invaluable resource for families suffering from police violence around the globe.
For his vital work in bringing peace and forgiveness to traumatic and tragic situations involving police violence, Cephus Johnson will be honored as a Hero of Forgiveness by the Worl