Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Virtue Ethics: An Ethical Development Program for High School Youth


Part of Virtue Ethics

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. — Mahatma Gandhi

This workshop focuses on forgiveness, of both others and oneself. A story demonstrates how forgiveness helps the individual who does the forgiving, at least as much as it helps the forgiven.


This workshop will:

  • Examine the meaning of forgiveness
  • Provide examples of situations where forgiveness is called for
  • Guide youth to identify themselves as forgiving people.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Explore the meaning of "forgiveness"
  • Discuss a dilemma that calls for forgiveness
  • Examine their own history of forgiveness and commit to the future practice of forgiveness in their lives.