This Saturday 20th June 8-9 PM on It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland we consider ‘Can Forgiveness Combat Hate?’ Media outlets around the world have been featuring the tragic events in Charleston, South Carolina, where nine black people have been killed in a shooting in a church where the suspect, a young white man, opened fire during a bible meeting. On the one side we have a senseless, racially motivated act of killing and on the other side we have extraordinary acts of love and forgiveness on the part of some of the victims’ family members, rising above the killer’s seeming intent to foment racial hatred. Can forgiveness combat hate? Some people feel it’s naive to respond in this fashion. Do you see forgiveness as an act of strength or weakness? Whilst in no way being an act of condoning such a terrible atrocity or a simplification of the reasons behind it, can forgiveness be an act of of healing that stops hate spreading?
What do you think? Ruth Copland gets the views of people on the street for our Out and About feature. Join us on Saturday 8-9 PM! For more info on the show and to hear past shows visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com