MY HERO Character Series: Forgiveness -the ability to release feelings of resentment or revenge towards those who have wronged you. Learn about forgiveness through the examples of heroes.
Forgiveness is demonstrated by heroes from across the globe in these featured films, art and stories. Releasing feelings of resentment towards those who have wronged you is at the core of the character trait of forgiveness. Meet remarkable heroes through these films, art and stories, and create a dialogue with your students on the importance of practicing forgiveness in our daily lives.
The power to forgive is the power to change the world. These heroes reveal this truth through their actions.
An interview with Unesco Goodwill Ambassador Phan Thi Kim Phuc, who survived a napalm bomb when she was a 9-year-old during the Vietnam War.
A grieving father overcomes tragedy by creating something beautiful in his son's name - Tariq Khamisa.
Sasha Fleischman is an agender youth who was attacked by a stranger on the bus and chose to forgive instead of prosecute.
Ronald V. Dellums is a former U.S. Congressman who fought against apartheid in South Africa.
Scarlett Lewis lost her son Jesse due to the Sandy Hook massacre.
Jean Paul Samputu lost his family during the genocide in Rwanda. He overcame rage and resentment by learning to forgive.
Lyndon Harris: People Making a Difference founded The Gardens of Forgiveness Project.
We honor those who have faced adversity and who have shown courage and resilience to be able to forgive those who have caused pain and suffering. Please share your story about a hero you know who shows the power of forgiveness. Sign the MY HERO guestbook and share your story.
Organizer created on 8/2/2019 6:30:51 PM by MY HERO Staff
Last edited 9/14/2020 1:16:36 PM by Laura Nietzer