Tag Archives: hatred

The Cure for Racism?

Four days ago, following a heavy snow, two kids from our neighborhood spotted the snow shovels in our garage. One of them already had a shovel, the other didn’t, so he asked if he could borrow ours in order to … Continue reading

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The New Death Penalty

The death penalty is dying. Even in many American states where it’s still legal, it’s no longer actually practiced. Why? One key reason is that too many innocent people have been wrongly executed. It’s interesting, therefore, that character assassination is … Continue reading

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Make Me an Instrument

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.” ~Matthew 5:9

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The Hard Work of Forgiveness

My new film Over-the-Rhine, which has its world premiere in Orlando next month, is about forgiveness. So the subject is very much on my mind. How do you forgive the unforgiveable? To begin with, you have to remember that, while … Continue reading

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Church Shooting

Nine of my brothers and sisters were murdered at a church prayer meeting in Charleston, South Carolina last night, a cruel reminder that ISIS and Al-Quaeda have no exclusive patent on hatred. And yet… Even while we mourn their loss, … Continue reading

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