Promoting Forgiveness Through Restorative Conferencing

  • Augustine Nwoye
Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series book series (PPBS)


The theme of forgiveness has long been neglected in the counseling and psychotherapy literature. Yet it is an important concept in the context of reducing interpersonal conflict and hostility, particularly here in Africa, where interpersonal and inter-ethnic hostilities (such as in Rwanda, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Liberia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Burundi) and multi-racial conflicts (as in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Angola, Mozambique, etc.) have been rife. Fortunately, this undeserved neglect of the concept has changed in recent decades.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Augustine Nwoye
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyThe University of DodomaDodomaTanzania

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