The Power of Apology and The Complexity of Forgiveness

  • Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College, The New School 65 West 11th Street, Room B500 New York, NY 10003

Does a simple apology matter? What is required for healing when the hurt we've inflicted (or received) is far from simple? Is forgiveness is the only path to peace of mind? What drives both the non-apologizer and the over-apologizer? Why do the Hebrew and Christian scriptures encourage making restitution and offering apology for wrongs done to one’s neighbors, family and friends, and even for transgressions to one’s God?

The Women's Therapy Centre Institute (WTCI) presents an evening on a crucial topic of our time, discussed by two experts in the field. Jacqui Lewis will speak from her perspective as pastor, and public theologian and activist and Harriet Lerner from her perspective as a psychologist and psychotherapist. We anticipate that the different lenses through which our presenters view the apology and the subject of forgiveness will challenge and deepen the conversation for all of us.

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