Forgiveness Offered to Rebels, to Colombia

Peace in – Five years after being kidnapped and held captive in the jungles of Colombia for six years, former Colombian??presidential candidate, Ingrid Betancourt, is calling for forgiveness toward the??Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and as a general attitude as a pathway to healing in her country.

“We are all, in Colombia, responsible for this horrible war. We are all part of a generation that, with forgiveness, must assume this responsibility.”

When asked if she would ever consider forgiving the FARC commander who held her prisoner, she said this: “Life gave him the possibility to understand what he made us go through since he’s now a prisoner, like we were,” she said. “If I had him in front of me, I would simply hug him.”

Read the full story: “Five years after freedom, Betancourt urges forgiveness.”

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