Category Archives: Reconciliation

GANGS

I have been talking to young people. And it scared me. They were basically lovely. Four lads from North London. They are all 14 and have the innocent posturing of the almost young man plus of course the bum fluff … Continue reading

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Amy Biehl

Just a few weeks ago a middle aged, fairly well off husband and wife from California took a poor, black South African couple from Cape Town out to lunch. The young man works for their Foundation. His girlfriend works in … Continue reading

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‘I was part of it. I killed your father’

Twenty years after the Brighton bomb, the IRA man responsible and the daughter of one of the victims came together in an extraordinary meeting. Simon Fanshawe took the chair Simon Fanshawe: Jo, what compelled you to explore this path of … Continue reading

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‘Her death has made us stronger’

In their first major interview, Francis and Berthe Climbié tell how they are coping with the loss of their daughter – and trying to forgive her killers Augustin, in his pyjamas and ready for bed, squeals in delight as he … Continue reading

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The power of forgiveness

Stephen Oake’s father prays for his son’s killer. Can the rest of us show such charity? A policeman murdered. A family grieving. And then the shock of the remarkable as his father spoke. A former policeman, an ex-chief constable, he … Continue reading

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