QUG 2019 Annual Conference

FORGIVENESS – Why forgive?

We held a very rewarding and thought-provoking annual conference at Woodbrooke on the weekend of May 8th-10th 2019.

Our speakers were Hazel Nelson, Peter Varney, Tim Newell and Liz Gulliford. Between them, they covered a great deal of ground. We heard about forgiveness in Judaism, Christianity, the Yoruba of Nigeria and the Iban of Sarawak. We heard of two modern psychological approaches to forgiveness, the more cognitive ‘reframing’ approach and the more empathetic ‘REACH’ model. The relationship between forgiveness and justice was also covered, illustrated by examples like restorative justice and truth and reconciliation.

All the talks will be published in due course as pamphlets, free to QUG members or available for purchase for non-members. Most of the talks will also be available as an audio version online. For news of when the talks are published or put online, please look at this website or sign up for our QUG newsletter.