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Seminar: How do we promote forgiveness and reconciliation in the world?

  • The Priory Church of Saint John Saint John's Square London, EC1V United Kingdom (map)

When Robin Oake's son, Special Branch officer Stephen, was killed by a terrorist while on duty, a press conference was called. A journalist asked, 'Mr. Oake, what do you think about the man who killed your son?' and received a startling reply: 'I don't know the man or the circumstances but from my heart I forgive him.' Another journalist said, 'What?!' and our response may be the same. But in this powerful and moving story, Robin shares his reasons for his amazing forgiveness. Using examples from his long experience in the police he explores in his seminar the 'why' and 'how' of forgiveness - even in extreme circumstances.

Robin was educated at Reigate Grammar School, Surrey and University College, London before becoming a Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. He is the author of three books "Father Forgive", "With God on the Streets" and "The Power of Powerlessness".