May 24, 2007 |
WHY ARE Christians, Muslims, Jews, Sikhs, Buddhists, Hindus and others gathering in Northwest Philadelphia on June 3 to call for peace in our world and on our streets? Sadly, the answers are not hard to find: At home, Philadelphians are mourning the deaths of record-setting numbers of our youth and other citizens to street violence. With Virginia and the nation, we grieve over the murder of dozens of college students who died from senseless violence. Abroad, we witness with horror the protracted wars in the Middle East, Darfur, Afghanistan and other places.
July 31, 1998 |
The Cross of Reconciliation, which was made for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will be on display at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bartram and Woodland Avenues, Collingdale, from tomorrow through Wednesday. There will be an Enthronement of the Cross ceremony at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow during Mass. A prayer service will be held at the church at 7 p.m. Monday. EVENTS AND SPEAKERS Nina Reeder, a seminary student, will preach at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 400 Lancaster Ave., Malvern.
February 19, 1990 |
Donald Trump didn't say "Ivana her back," but he is saying, "There's always a chance for a reconciliation. " As his wife, Ivana, and their three children, Donald Jr., 12; Ivancka, 8, and Eric, 6, were expected back from a Florida weekend today, Trump stayed in New York City. "I have a wonderful family, wonderful wife, wonderful children," he said. "But sometimes in life people grow apart, and it happens, and it's an unfortunate situation. But there's always a chance - when you feel as I do, and as Ivana does, there's always a chance for a reconciliation.
May 5, 1994 |
Shaking hands and awkwardly introducing themselves to one another, members of the Arab American and Jewish American communities in Philadelphia met yesterday at City Hall, echoing the reconciliation of the historic Palestinian self-rule treaty signed with Israel. At a reception organized by the Philadelphia Arab-American Association, they popped champagne corks and smiled at one another as television cameras rolled. Just weeks before, after the massacre at the Hebron mosque, many of them had stood eyeball to eyeball outside the Israeli Consulate in Center City, shouting slogans and imprecations at one another.
September 17, 2001 |
Many religious leaders and antiwar groups remain steadfast in urging peace and reconciliation rather than revenge. Some warn that responding in kind will be the ultimate victory for the terrorists - by making us like them. "We can deny them their victory by refusing to submit to a world created in their image," said a statement released by the National Council of Churches and signed by 210 religious leaders as of Friday night. "Terrorism inflicts not only death and destruction but also emotional oppression to further its aims.
January 4, 2013
DEAR ABBY: I cut my father out of my life years ago, after he declared he could not support my decision to adopt three children from a Russian orphanage with my longtime companion. The adoption announcement coincided with my "coming out" to Dad, who is now married to his third wife. This year on Father's Day, I sent him a card and he replied by email that he was glad to hear from me and he hoped for a reconciliation, but was not sure how to go about it. I responded by email that I was cautiously optimistic that we could reignite a respectful relationship.
October 5, 1994
On Day 17, a smiling Jean-Bertrand Aristide addressed the United Nations in New York, promising that 11 days hence, he would return to Haiti to reclaim his interrupted presidency. It was a day of symbolism, hope and almost cosmic coincidence yesterday, rich with both reminders of the unfinished business in Haiti - and how much the political landscape there has changed. Only hours before Mr. Aristide bestrode his U.N. podium, his nemesis - Port-au-Prince Police Chief Michel Francois - fled the country in his four- wheel-drive Jeep, having seen how rudely his police and paramilitary henchmen had been rousted by American troops.
November 12, 1999 |
A Presbyterian minister a few years ago succeeded in getting young Presbyterians and Roman Catholics to hash out their differences at small church gatherings in Belfast, Northern Ireland. But when the minister took over a Presbyterian church in County Monaghan, a border county in the Republic of Ireland, his congregation there rejected the idea. "He couldn't develop similar reconciliation meetings," said Roz Stirling, chief of youth programs for the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.
September 16, 2005 |
The thing about Paul Reiser is, just when you think you can't stand another lame, vulgar, obvious scene he's written, he blindsides you with some real insight or character truth. That doesn't exactly make "The Thing About My Folks," the movie Reiser scripted and stars in, a success. But for a movie aimed at an undemanding, elderly demographic, it is a plus. This is a cross-generational reconciliation thing, designed to please sentimentalists and those who think that Peter Falk passing gas is just the funniest thing ever.
October 8, 2008 |
Every time Rabbi Linda Holtzman begins to tap out an e-mail starting with the words "I'm sorry," she stops for a moment to question her intentions. "I think, 'Am I doing this because I'm afraid to call the person, or because it really is the quickest way?' " For Jews, it is the season for such self-examination, a period of reflection, forgiveness and reconciliation that began before Rosh Hashanah and culminates tomorrow on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. "It's funny to think of forgiveness as seasonal," says Holtzman, rabbi of Reconstructionist congregation Mishkan Shalom in Roxborough.