Beyond Right and Wrong – Stories of Justice and Forgiveness

Film – 17 February 8 pm and Workshop – 24 February 7-9 pm

As part of the 2015 Holocaust Memorial Day events, people who are passionate about peace and reconciliation are invited to a showing of the film Beyond Right & Wrong and to a workshop based on the film.

The Film (17 February, 8 pm) is a powerful documentary. Filmmaker Lekha Singh presents the stories of people who have experienced loss and of people who have caused that loss. From the Rwandan genocide to fighting in Northern Ireland to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, people from different sides of the violence have entrusted us with their stories—their anger, their remorse, their pain, their paths to recovery.

The workshop (24 February, 7 to 9 pm. Book by emailing uses the film as a jumping-off point for thinking about the issues of justice, reconciliation and forgiveness in our own lives – in our relationships at work, in politics, at school, in our communities and our families. While the stories shared in the film may be much more extreme than what we experience in our lives, mistreatment, blaming and self-justifying are everyday occurrences even in societies without overt violent conflict. Using the approach in the book, The Anatomy of Peace (by the Arbinger Institute), we will explore how we can get to a place where we see people as people instead of objects, where we recognise their humanity as well as our own.

Cost: There is no charge but a donation towards the cost of the room hire will be appreciated. Suggested donation £5 – £10. Any excess will be donated to The Forgiveness Project.

Venue: Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY – 10 minutes walk from Bristol City centre, opposite Turbo Island, on the junction of Stokes Croft, Jamaica Street and City Road. Google map link here


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