Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Foreword: No Peace without Forgiveness      xi
THE DALAI LAMA

Acknowledgments      xv

Preface      xvii

1. Clash or Alliance?      1
NIGERIA The Pastor and the Imam
LEBANON  Militia Enemies Step Back from the Brink
JEWISH–MUSLIM DIALOGUE Honoring Daniel Pearl
DR. DAVID SMOCK: The Process of Forgiveness
Perspective
JONATHAN SACKS: A Stunningly Original Strategy

2. Reaching Out to “The Other”      35
NORTHERN IRELAND Journey without a Map
SOUTH AFRICA After the Heidelberg Tavern Massacre
ISRAEL AND PALESTINE Parents Circle–Families Forum
ISRAEL AND PALESTINE Combatants for Peace
GERMANY Meeting the “Monsters of My Dreams”
DR. DONNA HICKS: Dignity for All
Perspective
DESMOND TUTU: God’s Dream for Humanity

3. Moving beyond Victimhood      79
PENNSYLVANIA Before the Blood Had Dried
POLAND Revisiting Auschwitz
GERMANY Norwegian Confronts Nazi Jailer
INDIA Beyond Revenge in Gujarat
RWANDA Tutsi Works for Reconciliation
ENGLAND Liverpool Mother Stirs a Nation
Dr. MARGARET E. SMITH: A New Sense of Empowerment
Perspective
RAJMOHAN GANDHI: The Righteous Chariot

4. Taking Responsibility      109
FIJI God Has No Favorite Race
ISRAEL Asking Questions
SIERRA LEONE No Thirst for Revenge
INDIA Praying for Compassion for the Aggressor
BRITISH–JAPANESE RELATIONS A Tale of Two Flags
DR. MOHAMMED ABU-NIMER: Liberation through Responsibility
Perspective
BENAZIR BHUTTO: The Great Forgiver

5 Creating Safe Space      141
SWITZERLAND Irène Laure at Caux
DR. BARRY HART: Transformative Spaces for Change
Perspective
BETTY BIGOMBE: What a Woman Can Do

6 Acknowledging the Past      163
AUSTRALIA National Sorry Day
GERMANY Pforzheim—After the Nightmare
JAVA Dutch POW Diary Changes Japanese Life
GERMANY What about Dresden?
UNITED STATES Restitution to the Nisei
JOSEPH V. MONTVILLE: The Science behind Reconciliation

Afterword      193

Notes      199

Bibliography      203

Index      207

 

 

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