Posts Tagged ‘foregiveness’

Church group crowdsources ‘I forgive you’ emoji design

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Someone did something silly, and now you need a way to say they’re forgiven. How do you do that in emojis? The Forgivemoji campaign encourages people to design an emoji that represents forgiveness. The team behind the campaign will then decide on the best entry and then submit it to the Unicode Consortium. Read more

Bereaved sister: Don’t jail the driver

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

An American tourist who killed a mum-to-be, Kylee Anne Rakich, and another woman in a head-on crash has avoided jail time. In an extraordinary display of compassion, Ms Rakich’s bereaved sister lobbied the judge to not send the 66-year-old to prison on charges of careless use of a motor vehicle causing death – because, she Read more

Fiji’s ousted Speaker of Parliament calls for forgiveness at Easter

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Pita Nacuva, the ousted Speaker of the House of Representatives has called Fijians to forgiveness. Nacuva was sworn in as the House of Representatives Speaker on Monday, June 5, 2006. And while he had little time to serve, he has forgiven those involved in the events of December 5, 2006, leading the removal of the Read more

Church turns other cheek – easy to forgive

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

A church broken into by a drug-taking former employee has forgiven her for an ungodly string of offending.

In the Palmerston North District Court this week, Samantha Erana-Waitangi MacDonald, 23, admitted four charges of burglary – stealing $12,190 worth of items.

She later confessed her sins to police, saying she did it to fund her methamphetamine use.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Chris Whitmore said all the victims were known to her through the House of Breakthrough Church, on the corner of Brentwood and Highbury avenues, Palmerston North.

MacDonald had worked at the church, and on November 14, used a key she had in her possession to walk into its premises and take a cash box with $500 in it.

Later that night she returned.

“[MacDonald] smashed a window by the front door to make it appear the building had been broken into,” Mr Whitmore said.

Yesterday, church pastor John Faiz told the Manawatu Standard the decision to forgive MacDonald was easy.

“I don’t have any animosity towards Samantha,” Mr Whitmore said.

“One of our values is forgiving people.”

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