Beyond Forgiveness (Free Event)

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221 Prospect

221 Prospect St · Bellingham, WA

How to find us

221 Prospect used to be the Childrens Museum. It is on Prospect Street mid-way between the downtown Post Office and the Whatcom Museum. Parking on the street is free in the evening and there is also a free parking lot behind the building for guests.

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“To err is human, to forgive divine.”

Forgiveness has the power to heal. It has the power to free us from hurt and anger, keeping us from being consumed by them. But what comes next? Can spirituality help us see beyond forgiveness, beyond just letting go of the wrong that was done to us?

Concepts like “restorative justice” and “constructive resilience” are looking at how we move beyond forgiveness, how it can be transformational – not just for ourselves, but also for those who have wronged us and for our communities as well. But how can we find reconciliation through the wrongdoings even when the one who wronged us shows no remorse? How can we work together to address the harms caused and better our communities when injustices are longstanding and institutional?

Come join a different kind of conversation – one that welcomes every perspective in a search for the truths that unite us all – as we discuss the spiritual perspective offered by the Bahá’i Teachings on the power of forgiveness. Join us for a lively discussion as we explore the role spirituality plays in how we can move forward to address harms done and work together to build stronger, more resilient communities.

“...those who journey in the garden land of knowledge, because they see the end in the beginning, see peace in war and friendliness in anger.” – Bahá’i Teachings

*** This event is free and open to all regardless of background or belief. Donations will not be accepted