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CLIP 439

A mother's forgiveness for her son's killers

A mother's forgiveness for her son's killers
Key Info
  • A mother's forgiveness for her son's killers
  • Duration: 06:16
  • The story of the racially motivated murder of 18-year-old Anthony Walker, as told by his mother, sister and using news footage. They describe their feelings of pain, loss and resentment, but they also speak of their Christian faith and beliefs on forgiveness. They describe how forgiving the murderers is what Christ teaches them to do, but it has also helped to release their feelings of anger, bitterness and revenge.
  • Subject:

    Religious Education


    Ethics and Relationships

  • Keywords: forgiveness, crime, murder, racially motivated, revenge, faith, healing, Christian, faith
Ideas for use in class
  • This would be suitable when looking at forgiveness within units on Religion: Crime and Punishment and Christianity: Beliefs and Values. Some prior knowledge of Christian views on forgiveness would be helpful before viewing. Students could note down words used by the family that describe their feelings about the murder and towards the murderers. What are their beliefs about forgiveness? How has their faith helped them? Do you think they would ever be at peace without their faith?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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