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CLIP 440

A mother who can't forgive her daughter's killers

A mother who can't forgive her daughter's killers
Key Info
  • A mother who can't forgive her daughter's killers
  • Duration: 06:44
  • News footage of the terrorist bombing on 7 July 2005 highlights the number of people who were killed that day. Among the dead was a young woman, Jenny. Her mother, Julie Nicholson, was an ordained priest but quit her position because she could not forgive the suicide bomber who murdered her daughter. Julie justifies her stance by asserting forgiveness depends upon the guilty party requesting it. The person who killed her daughter is dead and so there's no relationship to be restored. She thinks Jenny would want her to lead a good life and not worry about forgiveness.
  • Subject:

    Religious Education


    Ethics and Relationships

  • Keywords: forgiving, forgiveness, terrorism, victim, murder, murderer
Ideas for use in class
  • For 14-16 RS students, General Studies and A Level RS courses. Students could find this a thought-provoking resource on the subject of forgiveness.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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